All posts by carla@nc12realty.com

Young Life by Diane Lea

For the past several months Hatteras Island and the rest of the nation have been gripped by great concern and confusion. But as summer rolls in there is good news to share. As we see national events unfold, we are reminded that it is young people upon whom our country’s future depends. So what is […]


Spring Cleaning by Diane Lea

Among the joys of living on Hatteras Island is my array of handy friends. Having lived in academic communities for most of my life, (academics are not known for handiness), I really appreciate being able to call a friend or neighbor and ask about repairs, maintenance and workmen. I can also walk around my neighborhood […]



Maritime Forests by Diane Lea

As the “Quiet Season” on Hatteras Island comes to an end and residents and visitors look to the Easter Holidays and the opening of seasonally closed businesses, there is one more adventure to enjoy before the seasons change.  That is walking, hiking or running in the verdant maritime forests that comprise Frisco and Buxton Woods. […]





Oysters by Diane Lea

As Islanders and many visitors know, our own homegrown festival, the Hatteras Day at the Docks, was abbreviated in September this year by the aftermath of hurricane Dorian. Taking up the slack is the Hatteras Island Oyster Roast, on the calendar on Saturday, February 1, to benefit the North Carolina Coastal Federation. The goal of […]


Dark Sky by Diane Lea

Making the most of what we have is an admirable characteristic of those of us living on Hatteras Island. And this fall has confirmed that our resiliency and the many resources of the Island continue to support us in difficult times. One of our major resources is the National Park Service. As we all saw, […]