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"This Is Core Sound"  
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  Editor's Blog
"Strait Talk"
~Did You Know??~
~There's More Than One Down East??~
Updated June 18, 2014
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"A Working Decoy"
~~ by Heber Guthrie  Full story
“A Sense of Place: 
Down East and Beyond
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"The Education of an Island Boy" by Joel Hancock     Read the blog!

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Benefits of the Scenic Byway!
First the North Carolina Outer Banks Scenic Byway, and then the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, this route holds two designations that make Down East, Ocracoke, and Hatteras Island very proud.  Continue reading.....

"The Shoes"  
by Billy Merkley -  Read More 

Down East Tid Bits
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What is Down East?
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Coastal Voices Online Exhibit
Diamond City Homecoming is scheduled for
August 16-17, 2014 and the event planners are hard at work preparing for a wonderful weekend of activities!  Read more about this event here  - the Diamond City Homecoming Brochure!  Make plans to attend!
  Diamond City Homecoming
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum offers many opportunities for you to participate and enjoy.  Events for the remainder of this year can be found
here!  The next event will be the annual fish fry Saturday, July 5.  This years event will honor our veterans and military!
   Saltwater Connections
The Outer Banks Heritage Trails  and the Down East Kayak Paddle Trails map can now be found in visitors centers and businesses througout Carteret County, Ocracoke and Hatteras. Information about the brochure can be found here.
The Down East Paddle Trail Map is also available. This map provides 16 different  paddle trails in the Down East area.  You can catch a glimpse of this map by going to this link. 
  Moonrise Tours of Cape Lookout
You can listen to Coastal Voices featured
interviews on our freshly launched website at  The online
exhibit will be frequently updated with new
material.   Hear Milton Styron and Heidi Roberts. 

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posts. You can also access posts by geographic location (Down East, Ocracoke, and Hatteras Island) at the bottom of the home page.

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is building an archive of oral history material that will be indexed and searchable by topic online, enabling internet access to full recordings, transcripts, and other material.

                     Donal Barbee
            Featured Down East Artist!
Our August Featured Artist is Donal Barbee.  Donal lives in Otway and  See his work here
*Registering the oldest oak trees in Atlantic
*Interested in local foods? 

*Do you know about Marshallberg Farms? 
  We'll have a article on this business in our
  net issue!

*Local Foods Down East

*There's a sturgeon farm Down East???


Mango and Kallie live in Straits!  Find out
more about them next issue!
Future Articles

HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Cape Lookout Seashore Park continues to offer Moonrise Tours at each full moon.  This has apparently been a huge success - as all slots are now filled!  Hope they will continue this next year!

For more information and how to make reservations, click here
Moonrise over the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Ranger Joe Lamm

"Where Monkeys Abound"  
by Chris Hunter -  Read More  
         Carteret Community College
Carteret Community College Foundation, Inc. provides continued support to CCC students and programs throughout the year.  If you would like to know how you can be a part of supporting your community's future, sign up by going here.  From news, events, tournaments, and alumni activities, we are sure to have something to interest you in our monthly newsletters.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
The Museum is hosting two teacher workshops this summer - offering CEU's!  Check out more information here.

Deadline has been extended until July 27!
Register today!  Great opportunities await!
Fundraiser for help Joey Owens
Early in 2002, Joey Owens was diagnosed with a meningioma – a brain tumor.  Since that time, Joey has been through many struggles; however, he is now home and progressing.  The Ann Street United Methodist Men are having a benefit to help purchase a handicap van. To read more about Joe's Journey and how to purchase tickets for the fundraiser, go to Joe's Story.

Wild Caught
Returns Again For the 3rd Year!

         For more information about this event, click here.
Josh Potter Making Plans for a Waterfowl Reserve and Farm
Josh Potter of Marshallberg is making plans for a waterfowl reserve and farm.  He is currently trying to raise money for this project.  His love of animals and birds is known throughout the community and he has networked with people all over the state who share his love.

For more information and how you can help with this project, go to this website here