Saltwater Connections is a collaborative of community members and organizations united by a shared common interest in building stronger communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway now and for the future.  The collaborative crafts innovative projects that share and perpetuate the maritime culture of the region, encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents.

What’s New

  • Seafood Throwdown 2015: 2 Local Chefs, 1 Local Fish
    June 24, 2015
    Chefs from two popular Outer Banks restaurants will display their seafood cooking skills at the 4th annual Day at the Docks Seafood Throwdown at 12 noon on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   Guests will see Taylor Rawl from The Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon and Eduardo Chavez from Eduardo’s Taco Stand in Ocracoke prepare dishes using a ...
  • Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas: Request for Applications
    June 23, 2015
    The Duke Endowment is pleased to announce a request for applications for Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas (HPHC), a program to improve community health outcomes in North and South Carolina. This new opportunity is designed to support community coalitions in their efforts to transform population health through collective impact, enhance community capacity to implement evidence-based interventions and ...
  • Rural NC Advocacy Agenda Roundtable Discussions
    June 23, 2015
    This summer, the NC Rural Center will be traveling across North Carolina to gather your input as we craft a rural advocacy agenda to benefit the entire state. Please make plans to join us for these free roundtable discussions.
  • Farm to School of NC Conference
    June 23, 2015
    The first annual Farm to School of NC Conference, will be held at NC State’s McKimmon Center this summer, Saturday, July 25th. We are partners in the newly seeded Farm to School Coalition of NC and openly welcome and encourage you and your community partners to attend!  We are a part of a collaborative USDA-FNS Farm ...
  • Civic Crowdfunding
    June 21, 2015
    In recent years, new platforms – Citizinvestor, ioby, and Neighbor.ly – have emerged with a specific focus on public goods -“civic crowdfunding”. These websites facilitate the funding of public projects, some of which are organized by local governments themselves and others organized by citizens and community organizations interested in bringing new services or facilities to ...
  • Reminder: Fishermen Eligible for Value Added Producer Grants
    June 18, 2015
    Agricultural producers eligible for the program include farmers, ranchers, and harvesters, including loggers and fishermen. The VAPG program helps agricultural producers  enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program. Independent producers, agricultural producer ...
  • Legal Assistance for Entrepreneurs & Inventors
    June 16, 2015
    Join us for the FREE Small Business Roundtable as we hear from Ashley E. Randall, Assistant Director of Public Service & Pro Bono Activities, with the NC Bar Association Foundation. NC LEAP provides free legal services to qualifying entrepreneurs and inventors. They recently partnered with the USPTO to expand our services to include a regional Inventor ...

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