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Wayne Gray: We Never Lost Anybody

Wayne Gray was born in Avon in 1940. At the time of this interview, he lived in Nags Head where he had served as a town commissioner. Gray had been a Dare County Deputy Sheriff. Gray was interviewed in 2004 by Barbara Garrity-Blake for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Ethnohistory Project. Photograph courtesy Drew C. Wilson Collection, Outer Banks History Center.

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Elvin Hooper: I’ve Been Part of the Ruination

Musician, author, and educator Elvin Hooper of Buxton was born in Salvo in 1949. He worked for the Dare County Planning Office as a building inspector. He talks about soundside flooding during storms on Hatteras Island. Hooper was interviewed by Sandi Jones Garrison in 2015. Photograph by Sandi Jones Garrison.