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.
Culture & History
“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.
While spending a few days in London this fall, historian David Cecelski visited the Linnean Society, the oldest biological society, to get a glimpse of a 1759 letter with the first known written record of the Venus flytrap.
A quarter of the city went up in flames 100 years ago, the largest urban fire in North Carolina history.
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island has added a new event, a traditional stew and chowder competition, to its annual Waterfowl Weekend.
Popular literature and the public’s imagination have long perpetuated the notion that the notorious pirate buried his ill-gotten wealth, perhaps on Ocracoke Island.
The 25th Blessing of the Fleet in Morehead City is set for Sunday morning and the Swansboro Blessing of the Fleet is Oct. 7.
The construction supervisor employed his structural solution to problems encountered when building the Hatteras light in later projects at Bodie Island and Currituck Beach.
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.
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.
The Coast Guard’s largest aviation facility, Air Station Elizabeth City has grown from 249 to 800 acres, and from 60 to 2,000 personnel and employees since being commissioned Aug. 15, 1940.
In our continuing series on coastal county history, the county named for the first English child born in the New World still draws people from around the world.
Items that divers retrieved from German submarines sunk off the Outer Banks and are now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum help tell the story of Torpedo Junction, where fiery World War II battles were fought off the East Coast.
North Carolina Maritime Museums in Hatteras, Beaufort and Southport are offering hands-on crafts, educational programs and activities for all ages this month.
Tyrrell County has long been defined by its natural environment, and outdoor exploration and wildlife continue to be among this coastal county’s biggest draws.
Active military, veterans, health care workers, first responders, teachers and school staff can contact the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center now to reserve their complimentary dinner of a half-pound of fresh local shrimp with all the trimmings, dessert and drink.