People

  • 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.

  • Coastal Sketch: Dick Bierly

    The president of the N.C. Coastal Federation, a retired business executive, would have been surprised years ago if someone had asked him if he was an environmentalist.

  • Coastal Sketch: Veronica Carter

    Though she’s on the board of an environmental group, Veronica Carter won’t go camping if she can help it. But try to put a landfill in her neighborhood and she’ll be quick to call you out.

  • Coastal Sketch: Steve Stone

    The farm boy became deputy manager in Brunswick County, one of the fastest-growing in the country, and championed low-impact development to improve water quality.

  • Coastal Sketch: The Unseen Pilot

    Steve Stone, Brunswick County’s deputy manager, is described in this second half of a personality profile as “steering the ship from under the deck.” His unseen hand guided the county to its leadership role in stormwater controls.

  • Pelican Award: Bob High

    Chat with Bob High for five minutes and you will discover the two things he is truly passionate about: craft beer and coastal North Carolina. Chat with him a little longer and you’ll understand what a natural pairing that is.

  • Sandie Cecelski: Pelican Award Winner for Education

    E.H. Ashley High School science teacher Sandie Cecelski exemplifies great teaching, getting students up close and personal with all that marine science has to offer. We gave her a Pelican Award, to thank her for her invaluable service to children.