A state highway marker commemorating the first combat operations by African American troops from North Carolina in the state was unveiled Saturday at Elizabeth City’s Waterfront Park. Hundreds of enslaved North Carolinians were set free by Black soldiers during Gen. Edward Wild’s raid in December 1863. Photo: Kip Tabb
A Civil War raid of Elizabeth City that led to liberation of hundreds of enslaved North Carolinians is set to be commemorated Saturday with the dedication of a new North Carolina highway historical marker.
Sanderlings take flight over the beach in Kitty Hawk. Although a familiar and common sight on beaches around the world, this migratory species’ numbers may be in serious decline in the Americas, with surveys showing as much as an 80% drop since the early 1970s, according to Audubon. Photo: Kip Tabb
A retired NC Central professor and preservationist of African American history, Dr. Ben Speller of Edenton is a self-described collaborator who says that, despite the things that divide us, there’s more that we share in common than some may care to admit.
The fourth Atlantic hurricane of the season this month 108 years ago resulted in a handful of ships lost or aground along the Outer Banks, including one daring rescue that led to allegations of piracy.
The tiny Pea Island Cookhouse Museum in Manteo tells the bigger picture of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, manned by an all-Black crew from the 1880s to 1940s.
John Bunch of Tampa, who spoke Saturday at the 10th Family History and Genealogical Fair at Hope Plantation, found answers in his research that confirmed what his relatives had long denied.
Marvin Jones, Chowan Discovery Group executive director, has made it his life’s work to document the history of a northeastern North Carolina community of color.
A new task force has been formed to address problem areas on N.C. 12, especially on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.
A recent study suggests that students can encourage adults to be more concerned about marine debris and support policies to address the issue.
Outer Banks residents Tom and Vickie Byers’ interest in minimizing their home’s environmental footprint led them to create a rainwater system for their garden, showers and flushes.
An unresolved lawsuit is pushing the expected start of construction of the proposed mid-Currituck bridge until late 2023.
North American Butterfly Association President Jeffrey Glassberg recently visited Bogue Banks specifically to see the rare species named for the Crystal Coast.
The N.C. Civil Rights Trail program is set to place a highway marker at New Ahoskie Baptist Church in Ahoskie to celebrate members’ 1960s struggle for civil rights.
Now chief culinary specialist aboard a Navy sub based in Guam, Chief Petty Officer Sam Lewis’ kitchen experience began with a high school job washing dishes back home in Beaufort.
The craftsmanship of Robert Price, Hannibal Badham and other African American carpenters in late 19th, early 20th century Edenton embodies the vitality of the town’s Black community.