Portsmouth Island Homecoming is Saturday, April 24

Portsmouth Island Homecoming 2010 will be on Saturday, April 24, on Portsmouth Island in Cape Lookout National Seashore. This event is sponsored by The Friends of Portsmouth Island and the National Park Service.

The day begins at 9 a.m. There will be opportunities to see folks at work quilting, making and mending nets, building boats, and carving decoys. A grand opening of new exhibits installed by the National Park Service will be held, and the Portsmouth Island Post Office will be open for business.

Several events will be going on during the day, such as hymn singing in the church, a covered dish lunch on the grounds, and music provided by Molasses Creek from Ocracoke.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day on Portsmouth Island, so bring your favorite covered dish and see what life was like on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

For transportation by ferry to the island contact Rudy Austin at 252-928-4361. You can also visit the official website at www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org for the day’s schedule, or contact Rene Burgess at 336-222-9512 or southernvoyager@bellsouth.net.


Author asks for local help to tell the story of changing lives on the coast

Author and North Carolina State professor Tim Hatcher is requesting help from locals and longtime visitors alike on telling the story of Hatteras Island life.

He is working on a new book about people who have worked and lived along the North Carolina coast and how their lives have changed over the decades. Hatcher is writing the book because, he says, “A way of living, working and raising a family has changed for the people who have deep roots in the sands of the North Carolina coast. People who have for a long time called the coast their home have a story to tell about the way life used to be. It’s that story that needs to be told”. Continue reading


Affordable Inshore Fishing Trips will reel in the whole family

Every year, Hatteras Island attracts countless offshore charter fishermen who take advantage of the island’s proximity to the Gulf Stream to enjoy a long day of some hard fishing. But fishing beginners and families who just want a taste of the charter experience, don’t have to plan a full day in the Gulf Stream to get their feet wet.

A number of local charter businesses, like locally renowned Got ‘Em Charters, based in Hatteras Village, offer inshore charter fishing trips for a full or half day of fishing in the ocean or sound waters. Continue reading