Roy Armstrong II came to Beaufort Community College in 1981 to teach English and to launch an oral history project. Students talked to people whose memories stretched back into an earlier time in coastal North Carolina and transcribed them. The result was a journal called LIFE ON THE PAMLICO. Thirty-eight issues have been published, each containing three or four oral histories illustrated with black-and-white photographs. The oral histories are available on the college website at CircaNCeast.beaufortccc.edu.