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.
Culture & History
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.
Two brothers and a childhood friend got their college degrees and became commercial fishermen and entrepreneurs. Meet the new breed of fishermen.
Nick Harvey of Davis had an idea several years ago about making Christmas trees from crab pots. They’re everywhere now, even in Hawaii and Alaska.
The rhythmic, thumping sound that cars made crossing the old pontoon bridge was called the heartbeat of Sunset Beach. Though the old bridge has been replaced, the heartbeat remains.
Each fall, flounder begin to find their way to the ocean, with fishermen in pursuit. Some use hook and some use net. Sam Bland, our intrepid naturalist, explains the age-old art of gigging for them.
The Ocracoke Foundation has closed on the half-acre Ocracoke Community Square and its docks, shops and views of postcard-pretty Silver Lake harbor. The acquisition is a vital step toward protection of the vibrant heart of the village.