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Amid the Peach Festival, a local barber went to work

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — Bryce Tyler Wootton, a 28-year-old licensed master barber, moved back home to the island in May after several years in Virginia Beach. In late June, he set up a chair beneath a tent during… Continue Reading

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Pungo Tales: The Pungo Strawberry Festival, our community celebration

BY WALTER A. WHITEHURST PUNGO — The Pungo Strawberry Festival, which will take place this weekend, May 25-27, began in 1983 and has continued to this day. A very important part of the Festival is that more than $1 million of… Continue Reading

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Knott Island Peach Festival celebrates and supports community

[Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified Buzzy Williams. We regret the error.] BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE RED MILL — After putting up a giant sign near the shopping center here to advertise the annual Knotts Island Peach Festival recently, Lee Waterfield… Continue Reading