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.

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  • Live United: From Cape Hatteras to Conetoe VIDEO
    May 18, 2015
    The Conetoe kids had been to Hatteras for the “Day at the Docks” festival that celebrates the work and culture of commercial fishing, bringing produce and honey to be used in the seafood throw-down cooking competition.  That’s how teacher Evan Ferguson knew about them. It was time for the Hatteras kids to go to Conetoe.  Before ...
  • Tar Heel of the Week: Rev. Richard Joyner preaches the value of local food
    May 17, 2015
    There’s a certain irony in the fact that the Rev. Richard Joyner’s church sits in what is considered a food desert, surrounded by vast tracts of farmland. Yet with most of that land devoted to large-scale farming and the nearest grocery store more than 10 miles away, the congregants at Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church ...
  • Creating change in communities
    May 17, 2015
    On Friday, November 7, 2014, I was sitting in a meeting on food access when Mikki Sager with The Conservation Fund started talking about resourceful communities. She mentioned some students in Hatteras and some students in Conetoe who were interested in trading fish for vegetables. A food exchange.  I couldn’t remember the last time I ...
  • Listen to Coastal Stories on May 19
    May 13, 2015
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras is 7 pm, Tuesday, May 19.   The program includes stories about the Avon mail boat, moving from Hatteras to Buxton and building boats, the Salvo post office, making music, the origins of the Albatross Fleet, the day electricity came to Avon, community baseball teams, learning to fish, ...
  • Clam Jam Bingo Bam! Event. May 14, 6:30-8:30pm, at The Cookery in Durham
    May 11, 2015
    Join Vittles Films and the NC 10% Campaign at the “Freshly Retired” video short premiere & discussion, celebrating local foods at retirement communities and looking forward to our next video spotlighting NC seafood. It’ll be a spirited night of Ugly Fish Bingo and Clam pizza from Pie Pushers and Locals Seafood. More info and tickets: ...
  • Live United: From Cape Hatteras to Conetoe
    May 11, 2015
    One Teacher, One Reverend, A Bunch of Students, Gathering for Good – documentary by Education NC ( to be released May 18 – Watch the trailer here    
  • Shaping the New Rural Narrative Through Arts and Community
    May 11, 2015
    At Springboard for the Arts’ rural office in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, we believe that artists play a key role in rewriting the rural narrative. We have worked for the last four years to make sure that the arts are part of the larger conversation about the challenges and opportunities in rural community and economic development. ...

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