New Bern in 1898 could have easily experienced a coup similar to the massacre that took place in Wilmington the same year, writes North Carolina historian David Cecelski.
Culture & History
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s lens is now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, but its location was a mystery for more than a century.
David Cecelski shares his conversation with retired Trooper Bob Edwards, sole eyewitness to the 1966 bombing of an African American church in Craven County.
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.
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.
Harriet Jacobs’ 1861 autobiography reveals a woman’s life in enslavement, but after her years in hiding and escape to the North, she became an advocate for other African Americans.
A crowd-funding effort that nearly doubled its goal will help owner Buddy Creef reopen the century-old Pioneer Theater, where generations have watched countless screenings, including a few East Coast film premieres.
In the last of a three-part series, author Kevin Duffus writes about the “miracle” that saved Ambrose Burnside and his crew during the January 1862 Hatteras Expedition.
In the second of a three-part series, author Kevin Duffus writes about Ambrose Burnside and crew’s battle against natural forces during the January 1862 Hatteras Expedition.
Ambrose Burnside’s Hatteras Expedition, which took place 159 years ago this month, was a battle fought not with Confederates but the more powerful forces of nature.
Shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic provide researchers and national seashore officials an important link to maritime history on a local, state and global level.
N.C. Division of State Historic Sites and Properties Director Michelle Lanier, who has been with the division for 15 years, works to help tell the state’s most expansive, diverse histories to all audiences, particularly the marginalized.
Author, researcher and contributor Kevin Duffus shares his findings that depict the the story of what he calls “America’s lighthouse” and the people connected to it.
The Coastal Cohorts — Bland Simpson, Jim Wann and Don Dixon — are set to mark the 35th anniversary of “King Mackerel and the Blues are Running” by raising money for coastal N.C. nonprofits.
As caretakers mark the 145th anniversary of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the pandemic has temporarily halted a restoration project that began earlier this year.
The Outer Banks saw a busy fall and businesses and historic sites welcomed the opportunity to offer autumnal-themed activities while enjoying the cool weather.