My wonderful friend Taylor McCune has started a news media outlet, The Eastern Beacon, here in Carteret County. It focuses on Beaufort and areas east, a traditionally under-covered section of the county when it comes to news and other issues.
To keep my writer juices (I’m not sure I like how that sounds but I’m no creative writer) flowing, she asked me to help out with an article discussing the Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market which is held on Saturday’s through November on the courthouse square.
Since I’ve moved back to the area, I’ve regained an appreciation for all things local and both the Eastern Beacon and the Olde Beaufort Farmer’s market are no exception.
I’m not going to steal from the Friendly Market’s (another wonderful local business with delicious food) slogan BUT I’m going to add to it: Eat. Shop. Live. READ. Local.
Just as local shops, businesses and restaurants need our support, so does local media.
Read the full article on the Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market here.
I have completed two additional articles for Carolina Shore which will be featured in the spring/summer 2019 issue. This should be published in early May.
One of the articles explores the Green Book. While it mentions the 2018 film briefly, it is more focused on the Green Book itself, how it was used, and sites in eastern NC. Doing the research for this article was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in quite some time and I am hoping to write a larger piece on a related topic using some of the information I gathered throughout my research that wasn’t directly related to my assignment.
The second article is a vignette piece which allowed me to interview five local businesses heavily affected by Hurricane Florence. Our area was hit hard by the storm in September 2018 and many people are still displaced from their homes and many businesses still unable to reopen. It was important for me to be able to talk to different people not only because the hurricane hit me on such a personal level but to be able to tell the story of the storm from different perspectives.
Both articles will be published on this site as soon as the magazine is printed.