Saltwater connections

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.

What’s New

The Smallest Library in America
September 19, 2011
The smallest library in the U.S. is opening in Clinton Corners, New York— in a vintage phone booth. It’s an official branch of the Dutchess County Public Library systems that operates under the motto of “Bring a Book; Take a Book.” The li…
Business Link North Carolina
September 17, 2011
The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) launched its updated website on Aug. 12. The site is designed to direct North Carolina businesses and service providers to the resources needed to start, grow and expand businesses. …
Investment Fund Launches to Build Model Local Foodshed
September 17, 2011
There’s a lot of hubbub these days about developing healthy, thriving local food systems, but who is actually financing this lofty endeavor? Just this past week, one group called Transition Colorado put their money where their mouth is by launching L…
Commerce Department Releases First Cultural Heritage Visitor Profile
September 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Commerce announces the release of its first Cultural Heritage Visitor (CHV) Profile. The CHV profile showcases select characteristics of overseas visitors who participated in one or more of the following activities: art gallery…
Produce Connection brings Island-grown foods to the people
September 16, 2011
There’s no arguing that locally grown foods have made a dramatic comeback in recent years on the Vineyard. And while we’ve seen a resurgence in Island farming, farmers themselves are often so busy growing and harvesting their crops that getting fresh f…