2015: Working on the Water

Some people call it work; others call it love. Regardless, living on the water in Eastern North Carolina is a part of every day life. It has a certain nostalgia for those who have moved away, but those who have established a lifetime on the Pamlico and other waterways of North Carolina, it is home.2012 Preview

Welcome to our 2015 edition of Life on the Pamlico. We are very excited to share some new stories about living and working on the water in this year's edition. Water culture in Eastern North Carolina has many unique elements, and the students of HUM 120 – Cultural Studies have worked diligently to illustrate them for our readers. This year's stories feature fishermen and crabbers, businesspeople and even some history of the pirates who visited North Carolina years ago.

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This edition continues a tradition of stories that illustrate life along and near the Pamlico both in print and video form. This year our students have worked particularly hard – interviewing and re-interviewing, recording and re-recording — to get best video clips and information. James E. Casey, our designer and video editor, has been working with individual students to update our media and video, while in class, we have been putting particular focus on writing and research. This year, the students have been very intrigued about the past of their publication, even working on a hidden gem for this edition – a flashback to a 2001 interview that has never been published in Life on the Pamlico before.

As you read the 2015 edition, we invite you visit our video archives on YouTube. Thank you all for your interest in Life on the Pamlico. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have working on it.

Suzanne Stotesbury, Editor


2014: East Carolina Eats2012 Preview

Hello, and welcome to the 2014 edition of Life on the Pamlico. For this edition, students in my Cultural Studies class studied the culture surrounding food in Eastern North Carolina. Food is a defining quality in the Southeastern part of the United States, and in Eastern North Carolina, the tradition of gathering around the table for Sunday dinner carries a special significance.

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Over the course of the semester, my students have honed their research and writing skills. They conducted interviews both on and off camera, and the video clips from these interviews can be viewed on our YouTube page. Within the pages of this edition, you’ll find copies of generations-old recipes as well as a glance into more than one kitchen.

Traditions, family, and food all go hand-in-hand in Eastern North Carolina. In the pages of this text, you will learn about the origins of favorite Southern dishes and a secret family recipe or two. Thank you for joining us for the “East Carolina Eats” edition of Life on the Pamlico. Enjoy!

Suzanne Stotesbury, Editor


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Welcome to the 2013 issue of Life on the Pamlico. New and exciting things are happening with our publication, and we are happy to share them with you!

Students in my Cultural Studies class at Beaufort County Community College this Spring semester have worked very hard writing biographies and stories of local interest for this year’s edition. Over the course of the semester, they have learned and implemented in- terview and research skills to bring the very best to this edition of our publication.

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A new addition to the Life on the Pamlico repertoire is video, an addition suggested by James E. Casey, our designer. Take a moment to view the preview, using interviews the students conducted. Additional videos of the full interviews are available on our YouTube page. It is the staff’s desire to include more multimedia elements in future editions.

Students wrote stories on a wide variety of topics this year. Inside, readers will learn about the life of a family of fisherman from Belhaven, Washington business owners who bring a different type of cultural flair to the area, and how one octogenarian couple continues to build a thriving relationship in Pinetown. A successful saxophonist shares a story of his unique relationship with his instrument, and the tales of farmers, teachers, and home- makers who have lived in Eastern North Carolina have all been preserved by the articles written by the students in this course.

This year’s edition also includes stories based a little farther away from the Pamlico River area including a Martin County urban legend, a bed and breakfast in Greenville, and non-profit organizations in the area that strive to help others. Please read on to learn about these and other pieces of the cultural heritage of life on the Pamlico and Eastern North Carolina. The students, staff, and I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Life on the Pamlico.

Suzanne Stotesbury, Editor

As you read this year's issue, download a copy of the Life on the Pamlico theme music written and performed by local string band Carolina Still, and sit back and imagine the quiet, easy flow of the Pamlico.

Be sure to visit the archives for past digital issues, articles, and scans of early volumes of Life on the Pamlico.


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Life on the Pamlico
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Suzanne Stotesbury

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