On Fertile Ground

On Fertile Ground

Carrie Gray was a young wife with two small babies in 1934 when she left her home on Long Island and moved to her husband’s birthplace — Avon, on Hatteras Island.

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Water Watchers

Water Watchers

When Nags Head Fire Capt. John Kenny walked out on the beach in 1989 with a whistle around his neck and a buoy strapped around his chest, he had no idea that what he was doing would become a way of life for him and his family.

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My Ocracoke

My Ocracoke

My Ocracoke

At one time nearly every house on Ocracoke had a porch, or as islanders call it, a pizer (from the Italian piazza), where family and neighbors gathered in the evening to visit and share stories.

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