Shelly Island by Diane Lea

There is always a summer story on Hatteras Island, a place known for romantic legends, swashbuckling tales and historical happenings that fill our history books and museums.  But this season the summer story is still with us in the form of a new island off Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s  iconic Cape Point. The island is […]




Coastal Voices by Diane Lea

One of the great pleasures of living on Hatteras Island is the people you meet here. Many, like my husband and me, moved here after having lived and worked elsewhere. What is remarkable about these transplants is how many of them are willing to use their skills and talents to enrich their new community. And […]




Island Campgrounds by Diane Lea

It’s always a pleasant surprise to learn that friends, neighbors and passersby have had previous experience with Hatteras Island and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore − or, as we fondly refer to it, ‘’the edge of America.” Yet sure enough, our recent visitors from Chapel Hill recalled camping here over 30 years ago when they […]