A Wilmington historian tells how the world learned of this gloriously peculiar plant that grew in the land of the lower Cape Fear.
Culture & History
This time of year will find Robby and Daniel Midgett plying the waters around their home in Stumpy Point for white shrimp or “green tails.” They wonder, though, how long they’ll be able to do it.
One of the more unusual deals in the history of Outer Banks real estate closed last week, when a Minnesota businessman signed off with the federal government on the purchase of the Diamond Shoals Light Tower.
Seventy-five years ago, Ernal Foster of Hatteras had a notion that sportsmen might actually pay to go fishing. The three elegant boats that arose from that simple idea are still taking folks fishing and are now a part of Outer Banks lore.
The weather was perfect in Hatteras — bright, sunny and not too hot — and the hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors who attended this year’s celebration made it the biggest and best Day at the Docks yet.
A Wilmington historian takes a look at “serious” pond fishing along the southeast N.C. coast at the turn of the 20th century. The bugs could be ferocious back then, too.
The Ocracoke Foundation hopes to preserve the Community Square in the heart of the village, maintain its docks for public use, manage stormwater and restore the shoreline.
A year ago today Hurricane Irene turned the Stinson Ranch, an iconic house in Roanoke Sound in Nags Head, into a pile of rubble. But thanks to the persistence of its owner and accommodating state rules, a new house is beginning to take shape.
The Day at the Docks festival next month in Hatteras has been expanded to four days and will feature some fresh faces and events in addition to the usual festivities, such as the Blessing of the Fleet.
The Day at the Docks festival celebrates the spirit of Hatteras village and honors the enduring strength and heritage of a community anchored by its commercial and charter fishermen.
Wilmington back in the 1950s regularly put on one of largest and most productive annual Audubon Christmas Bird Counts on the East Coast. Edna Appleberry’s egg bread awaited after a cold day in the field.
Here’s a story about a boy’s life in a natural paradise in 1950’s New Hanover County, written by that same boy, 60 years later. Prepare to enter a very different world in the first of this two-part series.
When the owners of the last fish house in Ocracoke announced they were closing, local commercial fisherman got together and bought it, thus ensuring a future for an important piece of coastal heritage.
Leaders in the state’s growing local-catch movement aim to keep North Carolina’s fishing traditions alive, but the big challenge ahead is getting the rest of us to remember that “buy local” applies to seafood, too.
Fifty years ago this week, one of the worst storms to to strike the N.C. coast dealt a staggering blow to the Outer Banks.