Since 1925, the Cape Fear Garden Club has worked to make the city a prettier place. Its Azalea Festival provides the money for the club’s generous grant program to support education, beautification and stewardship.
Culture & History
Before email, before Instagram, mail to and from the islands of our coast went by boat. This is the story of one of those boats, the Aleta, which for almost 20 years was Ocracoke’s connection to the rest of the world.
The search for the Lost Colony moved to the western reaches of Albermarle Sound where archeologists came across what one termed an “extraordinary discovery.”
The blizzard of 1989 created the only coastal white Christmas on record for North Carolina. Our naturalist, Sam Bland, recalls Hammocks Beach State Park that day.
Almost as soon as Europeans arrived on our coast, they were taught by the Native Americans how to brew this coastal shrub into a caffeinated tea.
Southeast North Carolina’s heritage is infused with the culture of West African descendants. The Gullah or Geechee people are known for their story-telling, rice-based cuisine and fishing traditions.
Autumn officially started last night, and soon the fishermen of Salter Path will latch their dories to the old tractors and head out to the beach in search of jumping mullet.
A great hurricane drove the Ca’e Bankers from Shackleford Banks to Harkers Island, Salter Path and a place they called the Promise Land, but not before they took the most famous whale in N.C. history.
Old photos and artifacts, like an old whale gun, tell the story of the hardy fishing families who once lived in Diamond City and the other settlements near the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
The annual Day at the Docks festival in Hatteras is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and the living traditions of the island’s watermen.
A historic document could unlock leads about the mysteries of English colonization on Roanoke Island, perhaps even the fate of the so-called “Lost Colony.”
A move is afoot to preserve the legacy of an old clam house in Williston in eastern Carteret County as a symbol of a proud heritage and as a memorial to The Clam King.
Flyway Farms, the last of the family hunting lodges on Currituck Sound, is a remnant of the days when the flocks of ducks seemed endless and the hunting was spectacular.
The Conservation Fund bought one of the last reminders of the days when wealth and seemingly endless flocks of ducks and geese made a far-off corner of our state the playground of rich and famous.
Sam Jones of Ocracoke often let his beloved horse, IkeyD, into the house for songs around the piano. Learn more about Sam, his horse and other cultural tidbits of the island.
The foundation stones that were left behind when the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was moved 15 years ago have become almost sacred ground on the Outer Banks, but they are now threatened by storms and erosion.