Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Coastwatch Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018
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In June 2017, an industrial chemical called GenX was identified in drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River in the Wilmington area of North Carolina. State officials have found GenX in private wells near the plant, as well as at several other locations, at varying concentrations. With increasing public concern, researchers are studying the effects of the chemical on human health.
For decades, menhaden was North Carolina’s number one commercial fishery by volume. Concerns about overfishing led to changes in harvest allocations and a menhaden reduction fishery. Researchers are investigating the socioeconomic impact of the Atlantic menhaden fishery on East Coast states, and how policy changes might affect the industry.
North Carolina’s oyster farming industry is expanding and gaining an excellent reputation among seafood consumers. Scientists from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Carteret Community College have partnered with commercial oyster farms to identify native strains of oysters best suited for farming and aquaculture.
An excerpt from North Carolina author Bland Simpson’s “Two Captains from Carolina” highlights a pivotal moment for Moses Grandy, an accomplished African American mariner born in the antebellum South. Simpson describes how he brought to life the stories of two disparate captains and what their narratives mean to him.
November through March is the off-season for tourism in North Carolina. Visitors to the coast can enjoy smaller crowds and support a variety of local businesses. This article highlights various museums, state parks, and attractions for visitors during the winter season.
Ocracoke brogue is an English dialect particular to the island of Ocracoke in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Certain features of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary reflect the island’s history, culture, and isolation. This article investigates how Ocracoke’s unique dialect has evolved with the island’s changing demographics.