Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may be “the Yellowstone of the East,” according to Wendy Stanton, who manages the refuge teeming with wildlife that welcomes more than 30,000 visitors annually.
Officials last week celebrated the recently completed $2 million renovation of the visitor center at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
The Coastal Studies Institute chose Saturday, Earth Day, to celebrate a decade on the East Carolina University Outer Banks Campus with an open house.
Upheaval in markets, controversy over incineration and escalating costs had prompted officials in Dare and Currituck county towns to question whether to continue the service.
Wendy Stanton, acting refuge manager for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, says Lake Mattamuskeet is “out of balance,” but officials behind the work say the community’s enthusiasm for cleaning up the lake continues.
A rainbow appears in the spray of a breaking wave Jan. 26 off Hatteras Island, near Buxton. West winds blow the spray offshore behind the wave, and the water droplets scatter the sunlight, allowing surfers and onlookers to see the full visible spectrum of color from certain angles.
Black and Native American parents in Hyde County carried out in 1969 one of the longest and most successful Civil Rights protests in the country.
“It’s really like putting together a puzzle,” says career journalist and family researcher Ramona Brown, who grew up in Beaufort County and now lives in Knightdale.
In the first of a series exploring North Carolina’s mainland coastal region, the waters of Mattamuskeet are a draw for waterfowl and adventurers.
LeVern Davis Parker shares her family’s boatbuilding legacy in her new book, “Our Family, Its History Their Boats: Six Generations of Boat Builders in Dare County.”
Away from the bustling summer crowds, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s new “Kayak with a Ranger” program allows participants to get close to and appreciate nature during guided paddles of the salt marshes and waters of Pamlico Sound.
Marilyn Berry Morrison, an outspoken advocate for the Roanoke-Hatteras Tribe of the Algonquian Indians of North Carolina, has led the effort for official state recognition of the tribe she calls “keepers of the land” and is still represented here on the Outer Banks.
About 500 attended the Dare Minority Coalition’s event last week in Manteo, which called out racial injustices and disparities but also celebrated the solidarity in the message that Black Lives Matter.
The effects of climate change on the N.C. coast are especially pronounced at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where the rising sea level is visibly transforming habitats.
Pettigrew State Park is sometimes overlooked among North Carolina’s state parks, but those who venture off the beaten path will discover its convergence of wildlife, nature and history.
Students in Kill Devil Hills will have more opportunities to get outside and learn about the coastal environment thanks to a $5,000 federal grant that the N.C. Coastal Federation recently received.