Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.

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  • NC Fish Fry: Farmer’s Market Hosts Seafood Day
    September 12, 2014
    John Aydlett is the Seafood Marketing Specialist for the state Agriculture Department. He called yesterday’s event a success, even though it’s the first time there has ever been a Seafood Day at the Farmer’s Market. “I guess the Farmer’s Markets have never really embraced the seafood industry,” said Aydlett. “But I think they’re coming around finally, ...
  • Coastal Voices Broadcast is September 16, 2014
    September 11, 2014
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) is 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The broadcast includes stories about Hurricane Isabel, Day at the Docks, music- makers Steve Burrus and Calvin Burrus, net reels, barber Damon Gray, the Ada Mae skipjack, and Miss Maggie’s flour-bag underwear. The stories are told ...
  • State Farmers Market hosts first Seafood Day Thursday
    September 8, 2014
    RALEIGH – On Thursday, Sept. 11, the State Farmers Market will host its first-ever Seafood Day, highlighting the state’s seafood and aquaculture industries. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature cooking demonstrations, free samples and information. The state’s seafood and aquaculture industries have a significant impact on local economies. According to ...
  • BCBSNC Foundation – Physical Activity Equipment Grant Cycle
    September 4, 2014
    The new Healthy Active Communities (HAC) Physical Activity Equipment Grant cycle is now open. These equipment-only grants are small (up to $5,000), one-time, one-year grants focusing on projects that result in increased physical activity. In partnership with the Natural Learning Initiative from NC State University, the BCBSNC Foundation’s 2014 Physical Activity Equipment Grants focus on increasing ...
  • The Role of U.S. Counties in Economic Development
    September 4, 2014
    In a recently released report, the National Association of Counties (NACo) examines the special role that county governments play in the process of economic development. The report’s findings are based on a national survey of U.S. counties and case studies of local economic development in 34 selected counties. The findings suggest that counties implement their ...
  • Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Deadline is Sept. 15, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    The marquee event of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint effort between Georgetown University and American Farm Bureau in Washington, D.C.  is the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge in January 2015, at the AFBF Annual Convention in San Diego. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated ...
  • Down East Council Meets September 8, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    Down East Council will meet Monday, September 8 at 7:00 at the Davis Fire Department.  One of the major agenda items is the continued review of the Down East Community Survey.  All Council members are urged to attend as it is important to have at least two residents from each of our communities.  The meeting ...

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