A replica of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter recently took flight at the national memorial in recognition of National Aviation Day and the Wright brothers’ ingenuity.
Culture & History
The Coast Guard’s largest aviation facility, Air Station Elizabeth City has grown from 249 to 800 acres, and from 60 to 2,000 personnel and employees since being commissioned Aug. 15, 1940.
In our continuing series on coastal county history, the county named for the first English child born in the New World still draws people from around the world.
Items that divers retrieved from German submarines sunk off the Outer Banks and are now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum help tell the story of Torpedo Junction, where fiery World War II battles were fought off the East Coast.
North Carolina Maritime Museums in Hatteras, Beaufort and Southport are offering hands-on crafts, educational programs and activities for all ages this month.
Tyrrell County has long been defined by its natural environment, and outdoor exploration and wildlife continue to be among this coastal county’s biggest draws.
Active military, veterans, health care workers, first responders, teachers and school staff can contact the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center now to reserve their complimentary dinner of a half-pound of fresh local shrimp with all the trimmings, dessert and drink.
A recent symposium at Tryon Palace explored the role of water travel in the escapes of countless enslaved North Carolinians.
Bertie County, an agricultural hub on the inner banks of northeastern North Carolina, turns 300 this year.
More than 400 recently made their way to Portsmouth Island to remember their ancestors while celebrating community.
Washington County’s story is one of isolation, success, and an eventual renewal on the banks of the Roanoke River.
In 1585, English explorers twice visited a Native American village called Aguascogoc, destroying it on their second stop. Historian David Cecelski traces North Carolina’s coastal tribal legacy.
He was chosen to be a part of Sir Walter Raleigh’s first expedition, and although little is known about scientist and mathematician Thomas Harriot, his written depictions of the New World say much about the author.
Hertford County is a vibrant, successful county in the otherwise economically challenged region of northeastern North Carolina, writes historian Eric Medlin.
Its rural character, plantation history and natural beauty make it similar to other northeastern counties such as Chowan, Pasquotank and Camden but has famous residents, plantation homes and a state park.
“Freedom seekers used this river,” says Leesa Jones, executive director of the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum.