Thursday marks the 200th anniversary celebration of the Ocracoke Light Station, an event to be livestreamed on Facebook, and officials look to a $2 million project to preserve the historic site amid rising sea levels.
From pivotal beginnings, Brunswick County history lives on
While the southernmost county on the North Carolina coast shares features similar to other coastal counties, its historic destinations, charming towns and recent rapid growth help make it unique.
Black Carolinians in fishing industry heart of new exhibit
NC Catch, the nonprofit that works to educate consumers about the importance of buying local seafood, is heading up a collaboration with Black seafood business owners and historians to create the N.C. Black Seafood Trail.
Northeast NC trail connects African American history
A quest to drive visitors to the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Museum has led to the creation of the nine-county African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina trail.
Guide Tom Roller says healthy fisheries take care of fishers
The owner of WaterDog Guide Service of Beaufort serves on the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and was recently honored for his conservation ethic.
Civil rights struggle, population boom: New Hanover history
In our county history series: Home to Wilmington and popular beaches, New Hanover County has been the setting for racial turmoil, economic expansion and changing culture over the centuries.
Search for Lawson in natural history museum continues
Historian David Cecelski continues about his visit to the Natural History Museum in London to study specimens of coastal North Carolina flora that John Lawson sent to English naturalist James Petiver in the early 1700s.
Women mark STEM milestone at Corps research facility
Women comprise half the science and engineering staff at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Field Research Facility, or Duck Pier, which now features a lactation room.
Professor among growing number of women in STEM
N.C. Central University assistant professor Dr. Carresse Gerald uses her role in the classroom to encourage young females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Hiker follows vision to link Nags Head, Carova via trails
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.
Coach Gilbert takes to the water as others take to the field
Cape Fear Academy lacrosse coach Paul Gilbert used to coach fall sports, but now autumn is reserved for fishing.
Onslow County’s rich coastal history often overlooked
In our county history series: Onslow is home to a sprawling Marine Corps base, but its two rivers were the center of growth for 200 years before.
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.
Woman turning family land into refuge for wildlife, herself
Sheba Shiver, who left a career as a clinical psychologist and returned to her family’s 50 acres in Pender County, was approved in 2021 for a conservation grant. While waiting for the money, she had more than 10,000 trees planted.
Inner Coast: Mattamuskeet project aims to restore ‘balance’
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.
‘Morass’ no more: Great Dismal could get new designation
The Great Dismal Swamp, already a national wildlife refuge, is being considered for designation as a National Heritage Area with new conservation, preservation and economic programs.