Charles Farrell’s photographs of herring workers from 1937-1941 remind us of a different time and perhaps give us a vision of what could be again if the Chowan River is restored to health, writes historian David Cecelski.
New Bern in 1898 could have easily experienced a coup similar to the massacre that took place in Wilmington the same year, writes North Carolina historian David Cecelski.
Photojournalist Justin Cook shares a personal story of discovering his Outer Banks connections and how this shared history and the Salvo Community Cemetery are being lost to tides and time.
Outer Banks residents Tom and Vickie Byers’ interest in minimizing their home’s environmental footprint led them to create a rainwater system for their garden, showers and flushes.
North American Butterfly Association President Jeffrey Glassberg recently visited Bogue Banks specifically to see the rare species named for the Crystal Coast.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s lens is now on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, but its location was a mystery for more than a century.
A supportive family helped fuel the conservationist passions of the Coastal Land Trust’s new director, but a stint on a research team set his course.
David Cecelski shares his conversation with retired Trooper Bob Edwards, sole eyewitness to the 1966 bombing of an African American church in Craven County.
The N.C. Civil Rights Trail program is set to place a highway marker at New Ahoskie Baptist Church in Ahoskie to celebrate members’ 1960s struggle for civil rights.
Through the centuries, women on the coast have left their imprint on North Carolina’s history, from the uncomfortable to the celebrated.
Now chief culinary specialist aboard a Navy sub based in Guam, Chief Petty Officer Sam Lewis’ kitchen experience began with a high school job washing dishes back home in Beaufort.
The craftsmanship of Robert Price, Hannibal Badham and other African American carpenters in late 19th, early 20th century Edenton embodies the vitality of the town’s Black community.
Harriet Jacobs’ 1861 autobiography reveals a woman’s life in enslavement, but after her years in hiding and escape to the North, she became an advocate for other African Americans.
The Morehead City-based SCUBAnauts gives teens with an interest in scuba diving and marine science a chance to explore underwater while learning about oceanography.
Rad Tillett, 84, and a lifelong Outer Banks resident, shares his memories of life on the family farm that’s now Nags Head Woods, a designated National Natural Landmark managed by The Nature Conservancy.
A crowd-funding effort that nearly doubled its goal will help owner Buddy Creef reopen the century-old Pioneer Theater, where generations have watched countless screenings, including a few East Coast film premieres.