You might be surprised to learn that North Carolina is home to 62 artificial reefs. This week on the Down East Journal, we detail a new online interactive guide to artificial reefs off our coast and highlight ongoing research to determine the best way to maximize fish production at these underwater sites. Plus, it’s only September but East Carolina University’s football schedule is already a quarter of the way through. We speak to Jeff Charles, the long-time voice of the ECU Pirates about where the team stands now and what their prospects are for the rest of 2016. And, a photography exhibit in Greenville captures the energy of live performances and documents the local musicians who are part of the African American Music Trail.