Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tune In

If you live in North Carolina and can get public television (UNCTV) look for a special program this Sunday featuring the Outer Banks, from Ocracoke south. Rudy Austin and I were both interviewed for this program which I believe did a wonderful job portraying the beauty and special character of the land and people in southeastern coastal North Carolina. The latest press release below gives more details:

“Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks” to air March 9 on UNCTV

(Raleigh) – March 3, 2008 Break out the deck shoes, slather on the sunscreen then sit back and enjoy as “Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks” cruises on to UNCTV for an encore presentation at 6:00 p.m. this Sunday, March 9.

Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks” is an in depth exploration of the Lower Banks region from Ocracoke to Bogue Inlet. Among the highlights of the program are the story of Ocracoke’s mounted Boy Scout Troop; the haunting tale of the ghost village of Portsmouth Island; a visit to Oriental, the sailing capitol of North Carolina; a nostalgic look at Cape Lookout National Seashore; a visit with a group charged with protecting the wild horses of Shackleford Banks and a look at the traditional craft of wooden decoy carving on Harkers Island.

Produced by BlueWater Media and hosted by renowned cruising guide author Claiborne Young, the EMMY nominated Cruising Carolina is a series of special programs for public television celebrating the inland coastal waters of North Carolina and the communities that dot their shores. Told from a boating and sailing perspective, the series of programs makes the Intracoastal Waterway a “highway” for a boating road trip covering the North Carolina coast from South Carolina to Virginia. Cruising Carolina is designed to spotlight the incredible natural beauty of the area as well as the hidden gem communities of the coastal region, raising the profile of these historic communities and inviting visitors to get off the boat or out of the car and stay awhile.

“Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks” is produced by BlueWater Media, a full service television and video production company with offices in Raleigh and Danbury, North Carolina. Founded in 1998 to produce lifestyle television programming and corporate video, the company has produced almost forty hours of original television programming for both regional and national cable television networks and public television including the “Maximum Marine”, “American Boater” and “Rev It Up” television series.

The Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority, River Dunes, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Grand Villas at Indian Beach, Morehead Marine and Emerald Isle Realty have provided support for “Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks”.

You can find out more about “Cruising Carolina: The Lower Banks” on the web at www.cruisingcarolina.com, or by contacting Theresa Dalton at 919-782-0618.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a fun island crossword puzzle. You can view it here.


  1. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Great! I'll have the VCR ready to tape this. Thanks for letting us know.
    Terrie @ Walkertown, NC

  2. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Sounds great!
    anyone planning on taping it?
    that way maybe i can see it...

  3. Anonymous9:38 PM

    GREAT show on both Ocracoke & Portsmouth. You did a nice job, I'm sure you could have added a lot more. Loved the old home movies, someone needs to get those together for a DVD the museum could sale.