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The following articles and photos were published on Coastal Review Online, a nonprofit news service covering the North Carolina coast. Its publisher is the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a non-profit organization that focuses on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy, and habitat preservation and restoration.

deb-in-gear-250Grandmother Kayaks Solo from Maine to Guatemala

Deborah Walters, 63, is kayaking over 2,500 miles to help children living in Guatemala City’s garbage dump. She spent December paddling down the N.C. coast and three nights with one of our writers.

rodney kempThe Tale of a Fish House Liar

Rodney Kemp is somewhat of a celebrity in Morehead City for telling entertaining stories about local history. And sometimes they’re actually true. He’s keeping alive the old coastal tradition of the fish house liar.

hamilton-thumbRemembering 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.

hermley-275Coastal 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. 

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. 

carterCoastal 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.

steve stone bw Coastal Sketch: Steve Stone Part I

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.

steve stone bw Coastal Sketch: The Unseen Pilot Part II

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.


The following articles and photos were published in The Island News.

“A day in the life on Dempsey Farms” “Survivor stories: Colleen Christensen”

“Survivor stories: Jennifer Redmond Strawn” “Survivor stories: Audrey Graham”

“A day in the life of a shrimp boat captain” 


The following articles were published on Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort.

“Meet a local: Tim Lovett”

“Meet a local: Doug Massalon” 

“Meet a local: Arlene Heape Hull”

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