October 10, 2015

Harkers Island

posted by on April 4th, 2013

by Alison Jones

For centuries, Harkers Island was its own world. On this island off the North Carolina coast, generations of fishermen and boat builders created a culture marked by deep family ties and a distinctive dialect. But outsiders are discovering this five-mile island. As waves of newcomers displace local residents, locals worry that the island’s essential character is changing.

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