People

  • Coastal Sketch: David Paynter

    Meet David Paynter, treasurer for the N.C. Coastal Federation’s board of directors. When he’s not bird watching or kayaking on Hewlett’s Creek, he’s trying to protect it.

  • Pelican Award: Sue Weddle

    Find out why this Sunset Beach resident won an award for being a dedicated, persistent and effective advocate for our coast.

  • Miss Blanche of Ocracoke

    Blanche Howard Jolliff is 94 and an island treasure. She remembers, for instance, the shipwreck that led to the first road on Ocracoke and the first road collision.

  • Pelican Award: Allen Propst

    A Realtor and occasional developer first raised the alarm about possible illegal ditching of wetlands in Pamlico County.

  • Honoring the Last “Old Salt” of Ocracoke

    Maurice Ballance, a waterman and musician who died recently, will be remembered with love and respect. He is considered the last of a generation of Ocracoke men who were true “old salts.”

  • Democracy Honeybee Style

    Fountain Odom doesn’t belabor the metaphor, but he does seem to appreciate the workings of democracy with honeybees more so than those of his former colleagues in the N.C. General Assembly.

  • Remembering the ‘Library Lady’

    Sarah Hamilton is remembered for her environmental activism, volunteerism and dedication to the N.C. Coastal Federation, but most of all for her love of books.

  • Coastal Sketch: John Runkle

    Meet John Runkle, an environmental attorney and the only person to serve on the N.C. Coastal Federation’s board of directors for all 32 years.

  • Coastal Sketch: Ernie Foster

    Meet Ernie Foster, whose father launched the charter fishing industry on Hatteras Island. He represents the watermen of the Outer Banks on the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Board of Directors.

  • Coastal Sketch: Orrin Pilkey

    Orrin Pilkey spent his life fighting for the world’s beaches. Duke University honored one of its most distinguished professors by naming a new research lab for him.

  • Coastal Sketch: Lauren Hermley

    If you live in Beaufort, you likely know her. If you don’t, you might like to get to know the vice president of the N.C. Coastal Federation who dives shipwrecks and travels the world.

  • The Passing of a ‘True Ocracoker’

    Friends and relatives remember Wayne Teeter, a fisherman and businessman who was as Ocracoke as you can get. He died last week, and the roosters along O’Neal Drive crowed in mourning.