Newly released, “Time and Tide” by Tim Hatcher tells the story of “The Vanishing Culture of the North Carolina Coast”

By on May 16, 2023

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New book, Time and Tide: The Vanishing Culture of the North Carolina Coast by Tim Hatcher is a nonfiction title for both visitors and locals, expertly captures the culture, history, and landscape of the region through the eyes of a longtime coast watcher.

A longtime coast watcher tells the story of the beautiful and ever-changing coast of North Carolina—  rich in culture, history, and landscape—with words and  photographs.

  • 100+ historical and color photos of NC coastal areas Includes the intriguing history of Wright Bros. flight, the Graveyard of the Atlantic, picturesque lighthouses, the Chitlin Circuit beach resort, and an 1898 coup d’état
  • Introduces several recent controversies including the saga of the Piping Plover sea bird
  • Examines the effects of climate change on the region
  • Includes diverse experiences of coastal life often omitted from other books on this region.

About the author: Tim Hatcher lives on the southern Outer Banks of the North Carolina coast  with several beach cats. He has traveled the world as a quality inspector, taught in the field of  human resources at NC State University, and was the editor of Human Resource Development  Quarterly. He is an avid saltwater angler and a semi-professional, part-time musician.

To order the book from Blair Publishing visit Blair is a nonprofit independent press based in Durham, NC. Founded in 1974, the mission of Blair is to publish emerging and historically neglected voices.


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