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  • By James D. Charlet
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When the keeper of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station lost his job in the 1878 overhaul of the United States Life-Saving Service, a surprising thing happened. The new keeper selected for the Pea Island Station was a local surfman from the nearby Bodie Island Life-Saving Station. His name was…

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  • By Donna Gable Hatch Editor
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The hula hoop might seem like a relatively new product, something that twirled into the Pop Culture scene in the 1950s. But hoops have been used to exercise since the days of Cynisca of Sparta, the first woman to win at the ancient Olympic Games, and Chionis of Sparta, one of the towering fi…

  • By Donna Gable Hatch Editor
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Fire is one of Mother Nature’s four basic elements — air, water, earth and fire —without which life would not be possible.

  • By Laura Martier Contributing writer
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The possibilities for change are endless no matter your age or circumstances.

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As the oldest cast member, Della Basnight brings a personal history and a family legacy to The Lost Colony.

  • By Molly Harrison Editor
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A 7-year-old’s dream to bring cheer to others comes to life with the help of his grandmother.

  • By Fran Marler Contributing writer
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After a well-rounded career in dance, Outer Banks philanthropy and 48 years as owner of The Christmas Shop, Eddie Greene is ready to retire.

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Lou Browning of Frisco has spent a decade helping ill and injured wildlife return to their natural home.

  • By Catherine Kozak Contributing writer
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Hatteras native Ernie Foster is a representative for watermen and a protector of the environment.

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Colington waterman Jamie Parker spends as much time on the sounds as he possibly can. He makes a living harvesting seafood as well as guiding waterfowl hunting trips in the late fall and winter. Parker will represent the local commercial fishing trade at the 2nd annual Outer Banks Seafood Fe…