Author: Amelia Boldaji

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Clearing the Waters

There’s always something going on at the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s northeast office in Wanchese – but on this particular unseasonably warm fall day, Sara Hallas, one of the federation’s coastal education coordinators, is...

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New Kids On The Block

It’s a sunny morning in historic Corolla Village, and at least a half-dozen local artists are already setting up tables in the grassy courtyard adjacent to Lovie’s Salon & Spa. There’s an eclectic mix...

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Blackbeard: The Man & The Myth

If you’ve ever heard a pirate story, you know Blackbeard. In fact, that name alone probably conjures up a specific image: something woodcut, ferocious and timeworn. Blackbeard, depicted onboard a ship, or with the...

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The Evolution of Art

Watching local artisan Mike Rowe move around one of his (several) Southern Shores work spaces is a bit like watching a mad scientist at play. In the midst of so many rapid-fire comments, it...

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The World’s Oyster

“Why, then the world’s mine oyster,” Shakespeare famously wrote in his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor. “Which I with sword will open.” It is perhaps one of his most well known quotes (although...

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The Road Home

“If you love something, let it go.” We’ve all heard that one before. But how about this for a twist? If you love a place, move away. Take it from me. If there’s an...