2013 The 2013 issue of Life on the Pamlico is on its way.
Students in the Cultural Studies class at Beaufort County Community College have spent the spring semester interviewing people in the community, and compiling biographies and other stories that reflect the cultural heritage of eastern North Carolina. Through their research, they have discovered amazing things.
The upcoming issue features a local musician who, in his youth, witnessed a KKK cross burning. You'll also learn about about the legacy of one Creswell family and their connection to raising award-winning goats, and how another man hid his saxaphone throughout his service in the Navy. This issue will allow you to get lost in the history of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity and the mystery that awaits at the Picot-Armistead-Pettiford House in Plymouth. And there are pieces about fishermen, farmers, educators, and business owners, reflecting our desire to provide a wider variety of stories and biographies to capture and invigorate our audience.
To supplement this year’s issue, we've compiled some video featuring a few of the interviewees, Take a moment to view the preview, and watch for more of the video interviews to come. New and exciting things are happening with Life on the Pamlico, so we ask readers to stay tuned for future editions where we plan to compile a repertoire of stories and multimedia that reflects the cultural heritage of eastern North Carolina and life along the Pamlico River.
While we put the finishing touches on this year's issue, download a copy of the Life on the Pamlico theme music written and performed by local string band Carolina Still, and sit back and imagine the quiet, easy flow of the Pamlico.
2012 Welcome to the 2012 issue of Life on the Pamlico.
Students in my Cultural Studies class this Spring semester have worked very hard writing the biographies in this issue. They interviewed their subjects many times in order to preserve the memories they have for generations to come.
In this issue are many stories about those who have lived in Eastern North Carolina. Some were born heresome were born abroadand some were born in other states. But they all spent time living here.
You’ll enjoy a fascinating story about an Italian immigrant who eventually decided to bring his family to Washington, NC, and provide authentic Italian food, and support for local athletics, to the community. Also, read about a woman born in the mountains of Virginia, whose father was the first farmer to breed Angus cows and buffalo to market Beefalo!
All of the stories within document hard working, persevering, family-oriented people who recognized the value of religion and community while raising their familieswithout the luxuries of life we now enjoy. Relive their Lives on the Pamlico.
Welcome to the 2011 issue of Life on the Pamlico, the second edition of our new online, digital format. When we first discussed a redesign of the LOTP publication, we had only begun to realize the possibilities that a purely digital format would afford. It is a paradox of sorts, in that technologies so thoroughly alien to many of the subjects here, have become such an asset in preserving these glimpses of the past.
With this edition, we have reproduced not only images of the people profiled here but also some of the documents—records of marriage, employment, publications—which serve to flesh out the lives chronicled in these pages. As a design prinicple, we have tried to balance a modern, magazine-style layout with the vintage aesthetic of a shoebox full of old photos, spread out on the kitchen table.
But above all, the varied experiences sketched out in this edition, whether of profound hardships or manifest joys, speak together of a complex past that we would do well not only to remember but also to celebrate: the rich culture of Life on the Pamlico.
Welcome to the 2010 issue of Life on the Pamlico – a journal of oral histories from residents of coastal North Carolina. This issue is a continuation of a tradition at Beaufort County Community College that dates back to 1981.
Originally published in paperback, LOTP is now published exclusively online. Earlier issues have been digitized and are available in the Archives.
The format has changed from a question and answer style to biographical narratives. Students in my Cultural Studies college transfer class spent this fall semester interviewing residents of our area (most of whom are relatives) and wrote their stories to preserve the richness that was their way of life – for generations to come. Find a comfortable chair, pour a glass of sweet tea, and learn about how life used to be – Downeast Style.