After the pandemic lockdown, a friend’s wedding in Madrid and a new perspective on getting outside, Luke Halton made it his mission to create a new hiking trail on the Outer Banks.
Nags Head artist honors ‘checkerboard’ lifesaving crews
A recently unveiled painting depicts one of the “checkerboard” crews of the U.S. Life-Saving Service staffed by both Black and white members during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Federal grant to accelerate Alligator River bridge project
The $110 million National Infrastructure Project Assistance program grant is one of nine awarded nationwide and will go toward the estimated $294 million project to replace the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge completed in 1962.
Salmon Creek seines: Shad, herring fisheries were once big
The historically significant site once saw significant river herring and shad fishing, back-breaking work done almost exclusively by enslaved and free Black laborers.
Report prompts Currituck board to consider sand project
The county-contracted study of more than 22 miles of Currituck County shoreline finds 158 houses could be affected by erosion over the next 30 years.
ECSU Choir marks 90 years of bringing music to the people
The Elizabeth City State University Choir, which performed recently at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, has been sharing its songs with audiences across the region since 1933.
Nags Head drops multifamily use from commercial district
Commissioners, responding to nearby property owners’ objections to a planned workforce housing project, voted 4-1 last week to remove multifamily dwellings as a permissible use in the general commercial zoning district.
As development looms, effort on to protect Corolla horses
An initiative announced in November aims to acquire and preserve habitat for the wild Banker horses of the Currituck Outer Banks one-third acre at a time.
Standing still for a meal
A tricolored heron watches for prey in the water at Roanoke Island Marshes Dedicated Nature Preserve in Wanchese. Photo: Kip Tabb
New Bern commemorates centennial of Great Fire of 1922
A quarter of the city went up in flames 100 years ago, the largest urban fire in North Carolina history.
Coastal researchers see potential in capturing ocean energy
As wind and solar become a bigger part of the energy mix, North Carolina researchers are looking to also harness the Atlantic Ocean’s power.
New book explores the once-common practice of foraging
Author and anthropologist Lisa Rose explores the world of edible wild plants in her book, “Urban Foraging.”
Wildlife official outlines red wolf recovery program history
Speaking Saturday at the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, Pete Benjamin with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said he was optimistic about the success of the long-controversial recovery effort.
Lighthouse builder Dexter Stetson laid sturdy foundations
The construction supervisor employed his structural solution to problems encountered when building the Hatteras light in later projects at Bodie Island and Currituck Beach.
‘Hey, I’m here’: Genealogist says family isn’t a ‘lost tribe’
Marvin Tupper Jones, whose Albemarle family history predates the Lost Colony, says he’s living proof that his Chowanoke ancestors didn’t just disappear from the historical record.
Story of flight on Mars has parallels to Wrights’ challenges
A replica of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter recently took flight at the national memorial in recognition of National Aviation Day and the Wright brothers’ ingenuity.