Economy

Hurricanes & COVID-19 Affect Seafood

Melvin Dunn, 41, is a shrimper in Beaufort, North Carolina. Dunn lost a shrimp season with Hurricane Dorian last September and now faces further impacts from COVID-19 on the seafood industry. Dunn is from the South River – a predominantly black coastal community in Beaufort, NC. With increasingly intense hurricanes affecting his catch, Dunn decided…

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COVID-19 & being a Grocery Store Clerk

Chris Lamoreaux speaks to toilet paper mayhem and other patterns happening in this small-town grocery store during the coronavirus pandemic. Lamoreaux, 47, is a cashier at the local Food Lion in Morehead City, North Carolina. Morehead is a small, coastal town that has seen and prepared for deadly hurricane seasons – but nothing like this. …

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Wilmington, the Film Industry and COVID-19

Denny Best discusses how his work with the film industry in Wilmington, North Carolina is impacted by coronavirus. Best does trade work in the film industry in and is a member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States. He discusses how his livelihood…

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Two Kinds of Storms: Coronavirus & Hurricanes

In this episode, we explore how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting people who are still in recovery from Hurricane Florence. We also talk about how our experience with hurricanes in coastal North Carolina has prepared us to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 – and how it hasn’t. Storm Stories is a collection of stories…

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Nippy’s Soul Food Prepares for Coronavirus

Marsha Corbett discusses what’s going on in her head during the first news of coronavirus in North Carolina. She talks about how she’s dealing with stress – both financial and emotional – and how the virus is changing the way she does business. Music by Ketsa. Editing by Shoresides team.

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Sex Work and Hurricanes

For the second episode of Storm Stories, we’re diving deep into the transactional sex industry during and after hurricanes. How does the market for transactional sex change when natural disasters hit, and how do sex workers deal with these changes? We talk to Katie, who tells us about the days leading up to and following…

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