November 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
Fishing is the reason my father started going to Core Banks, so that also means it’s the reason we were squatters. I remember quite a few days spent digging a hole to China with my sisters while my dad fished from the beach.
Here’s an article from the High Point, N.C., newspaper by a man who’s done some surf fishing at Core Banks. Lots of details about the what/when/where. Also, he happens to look like (and apparently also identify with) Santa–so that’s a bit of extra fun.
November 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
“It started on January 18, 1942, when German U-boats torpedoed the Allan Jackson due east of Oregon Inlet. The sky flashed red. The next day, the same scene, just seven miles from the coast, as the City of Atlanta went down.
War was here. Just more than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. And every night, looking across that barren landscape and into the water where the ghosts lurked, the people wondered: Are we next?”
From an article, “War in the Water,” in Our State magazine.