Good Deeds by Diane Lea

Life on Hatteras Island is about more than natural beauty, active lifestyle and fresh seafood, though those amenities count for a lot of pleasure and satisfaction.  Jim and I have found that there is a generosity of spirit here that carries through everyday activities, and when adversity strikes this spirit is most needed and appreciated. […]






Studio 12 by Diane Lea

Inspired by the interview with Brian and Shaena McMahon, a.k.a., the Salt People, I looked around for other family businesses to write about. Here in my Buxton neighborhood I found the Schenas, Carolyn and Gary, a husband and wife team who own and operate Studio 12 in Avon. The business is a combination art gallery, […]




Hatteras Saltworks by Diane Lea

I’m writing this on the Fourth of July, Independence Day, the day we celebrate our country’s birthday. Though for the first time in many years Jim and I are not in Buxton to view the fireworks from the Avon Pier and Beach Club, we’re thinking about our life on Hatteras Island. What is gratifying to […]