• Coastal Sketch: Brooke Breen

    As an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, the new executive director of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County knows time is of the essence.

  • Coastal Sketch: Gene and Sue Huntsman

    The longtime members of the Carteret Wildlife Club and the driving force behind two major hiking trails will receive the Order of the Longleaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian honor.

  • Coastal Sketch: Kathleen Riely

    Meet Kathleen Riely, a passionate advocate for coastal issues who was recently named executive director of the N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association.

  • Coastal Sketch: Catlin Goes to Raleigh

    In the second part of our profile, Rep. Rick Catlin says his career as an environmental engineer gives him a unique perspective on often contentious environmental issues in the legislature.

  • Coastal Sketch: Rep. Rick Catlin

    Rep. Rick Catlin, R-New Hanover, earned notice for bucking his party on environmental issues during his three years in Raleigh but he’s not running again in 2016.

  • Coastal Sketch: Penny Hooper

    Not even a broken leg could keep this long-time activist in Carteret County from standing on one leg to urge her government to oppose offshore drilling.

  • Pelican Award Winner: Patti Fowler

    Patti Fowler will be retiring soon after a career spent protecting coastal waters. The N.C. Coastal Federation gave her its highest award for her tireless efforts over three decades.

  • Two Paths to Saving Hofmann Forest

    Ron Sutherland and Fred Cubbage, an unlikely duo, together led the campaign to keep N.C. State from selling its 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest to developers.