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.
Culture & History
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.
An independent movie based on a 160-year-old vampire on Ocracoke Island is currently being filmed in the village and highlights the community’s resiliency.
Author Kevin Duffus writes that pirate historians have failed to consider Blackbeard and his crew were unwitting pawns caught up in what turned out to be a failed political coup.
The truth about Blackbeard’s Battle at Ocracoke conflicts with popular interpretations and numerous published accounts, according to author Kevin Duffus.
The 1898 Wilmington Massacre is the focus of a virtual program featuring the documentary “Wilmington on Fire” and a panel discussion with the film’s director and historian.
A recent test using dry ice to blast away layers of paint was a first step toward a comprehensive and long-overdue overhaul of the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
The North Carolina Estuarium in Washington is exploring an essential element — water — with the Water/Ways traveling exhibition, a part of Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.
Artifacts unearthed during a 2019-2020 archaeological survey on Bertie County land suggests Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony” lived near the Chowan River for a few years.