Davis Island wasn’t always an island. In the early 1900s, a hurricane cut a path through a peninsula that stuck out into Core Sound, separating a stately home from the mainland.
Years later, a man achieved his childhood dream of living in that home. What he found was peace and beauty, and a love story that came to him, in an isolated place, with an unexpected knock on his door.
We traveled to the North Carolina coast to tell the story of a remote island, a chance meeting, and a man who’s trying to save a special place from an uncertain future.
Watch a 7-minute documentary on Davis Island from Our State Short Films.
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James Mieczkowski: reporter, producer
Jeremy Markovich: producer, mixer, host
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Music in this episode:
"Breathe Till I'm Full" by The Collection
Special thanks to the Humber family.