2016: The Family Business
It's that time again! We welcome you to our 2016 edition of Life on the Pamlico. Over the course of the semester, the students in my HUM 120 - Cultural Studies course learned vital skills to produce material for our publication including research, interviewing, and photography.While this year's edition is significantly shorter than recent editions, Angel, Elizabeth, and Lesly each worked diligently to ensure Life on the Pamlico was ready to be published this year.
This year's focus for Life on the Pamlico was to study the history of local businesses, specifically those who have been owned for many years by one single family. While there were only a few students in the course this semester, each has chosen a business from their community to learn more about. They have composed articles and compiled video to share that information with our readers. Visit our YouTube channel to see this year's videos along with footage from other stories students have written in recent years for our publication.
In addition, this year's edition features photo essays that share a little bit about the business history in Beaufort and Martin Counties. Have you ever wondered what that old sign was for? Well, you can find out as our students have researched the history of several signs for local businesses, some that have persisted over the years and others which may have faded from memory. Hopefully, you will find the sign you are looking for in our collection. This was a fun project for the students as they were able to learn more about those signs they pass every day as well as a piece of their local history.
A final thanks goes to you, our readers. James and I receive many emails and phone calls each year about Life on the Pamlico. Your encouragement and curiosity is invigorating, and the praise elevates our students' own understanding of their skills. Thank you all, and we hope you enjoy this year's edition of Life on the Pamlico.
Suzanne Stotesbury, Editor
2015: Working on the Water Some people call it work; others call it love. Regardless, living on the water in Eastern North Carolina is a part of every day life. It has a certain nostalgia for those who have moved away, but those who have established a lifetime on the Pamlico and other waterways of North Carolina, it is home.
Welcome to our 2015 edition of Life on the Pamlico. We are very excited to share some new stories about living and working on the water in this year's edition. Water culture in Eastern North Carolina has many unique elements, and the students of HUM 120 – Cultural Studies have worked diligently to illustrate them for our readers. This year's stories feature fishermen and crabbers, businesspeople and even some history of the pirates who visited North Carolina years ago.
This edition continues a tradition of stories that illustrate life along and near the Pamlico both in print and video form. This year our students have worked particularly hard – interviewing and re-interviewing, recording and re-recording — to get best video clips and information. James E. Casey, our designer and video editor, has been working with individual students to update our media and video, while in class, we have been putting particular focus on writing and research. This year, the students have been very intrigued about the past of their publication, even working on a hidden gem for this edition – a flashback to a 2001 interview that has never been published in Life on the Pamlico before.
As you read the 2015 edition, we invite you visit our video archives on YouTube. Thank you all for your interest in Life on the Pamlico. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have working on it.
Suzanne Stotesbury, Editor
Be sure to visit thearchives for past digital issues, articles, and scans of early volumes of Life on the Pamlico.