Commission for Working Watermen Reorganizational Meeting Scheduled for October 8

The recently revived Commission for Working Watermen will hold an inaugural reorganizational meeting at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center Building on Monday, October 8, at 7 p.m.  This meeting is the rescheduled date for the initial reorganizational meeting that was originally set for September 13, which had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.  The Commission […] Fishing |  Full Article

Ephraim O’Neal

 By SUSAN WEST (Editor’s note:  Hatteras Island writer and historian, Susan West remembers Ephraim “Eph” O’Neal who died on February 17, 2017.) Ephraim “Eph” O’Neal was a true Hatterasman –a scholar of the sea, humble about his accomplishments, and fiercely proud of his family and his hometown. “I’ve never been one to place much stock […] Island Features |  Full Article

Coastal Voices: Listening to islanders tell about their lives on Hatteras….WITH AUDIO

Coastal Voices,  a project that aims to preserve the maritime heritage of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands and Down East Carteret County through oral histories, was the topic of the Radio Hatteras interview show, “To the Point,” on Sunday, March 20. The guest for the interview was Susan West of Buxton, a long-time resident who is […] Island Features |  Full Article

This year’s Day at the Docks begins with a serious talk about fishing By JORDAN TOMBERLIN

Somewhere around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, under a large party tent in the backyard of the historic Seaside Inn, Ernie Foster stepped onto the stage and grabbed the microphone. Just minutes earlier, an unexpected late-summer storm had unleashed torrential rains, forcing the 80 or so guests who had gathered for the first event […] Fishing |  Full Article

Day at the Docks will be a four-day event this year ….WITH SLIDE SHOWS By JORDAN TOMBERLIN

Day at the Docks, the annual festival held each fall on the working waterfront of Hatteras village, originally began in the wake of Hurricane Isabel recovery efforts as a way to celebrate the spirit of Hatteras village and to honor the enduring strength and heritage of its community—a community anchored by its commercial and charter […] Local News |  Full Article

Oral History Workshop Saltwater Connections will hold a second oral history workshop on May 3 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Avon Volunteer Fire Station.  The workshop will serve as a follow-up to a day-long workshop held in Buxton in March, and also will provide an opportunity for folks interested in collaborative oral history projects to explore partnership opportunities.   For more information, contact Susan West, Hatteras Island coordinator for Saltwater Connections, at [email protected] or 252-995-4131. More information on Saltwater Connections is available on the website,

Starting with the May, 2011, Saltwater Connections Resource Team visit to Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon, many community meetings and discussions have been held on Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, and Down East, Carteret County.  Starting with the May, 2011, Saltwater Connections Resource Team visit to Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon, many community meetings and discussions have […] Local News |  Full Article

Guest Column: Hatteras Connection is working to ensure a future for island watermen By SUSAN WEST

I remember a time when fish houses rocked to a steady beat of commerce, and the poignant scent of fish money trailed through Hatteras Island’s seven villages. That seems long ago.  Most of those fish houses have shut their doors, and many of those fishermen have traded in their boots for jobs. Commercial fishing, as […] Local News |  Full Article