A centerpiece of the Inner Banks, Beaufort County features a state park and several smaller parks to complement its colonial heritage.
The 1,175-mile trail that connects the Smokey Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge in the Outer Banks is celebrating 45 years.
Marvin Tupper Jones, whose Albemarle family history predates the Lost Colony, says he’s living proof that his Chowanoke ancestors didn’t just disappear from the historical record.
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.
Journalist Catherine Kozak recalls her years covering the late Sen. Marc Basnight and his approach to politics, his impact on the Outer Banks and his passion for the coastal environment.
Officials say the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, completed in 1859, needs extensive work before it can safely be reopened to the public, but the rehabilitation could cost millions more than available funding.
Capt. Rick Patterson tried competitive bass fishing but later turned his focus and his passion toward saltwater angling and helping people, especially young folks, catch a big one for the first time.
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.
Allie Best, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is one of two recently named recipients of the North Carolina Space Grant and North Carolina Sea Grant, a fellowship awarded to students whose research explores challenging coastal problems.
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.
Away from the bustling summer crowds, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s new “Kayak with a Ranger” program allows participants to get close to and appreciate nature during guided paddles of the salt marshes and waters of Pamlico Sound.
Rachel Hoag, Destini Hudson, Kylee Johnson, Sarah Kinicki, Sydney Machion and Megan Rozier have been living and working in tough summer conditions, but they all say the experience is worth it.
As county, state and federal parks are seeing more visitors and more frequent extreme weather, trail maintenance needs are increasing.
Artist Max Dowdle and numerous assistants are in the process of creating a three-story mural on the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences building in Morehead City, a university project to communicate the significance of the research and researchers here.
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.
Since its first surf day in 2016, Adaptive Surf Project of North Carolina has been helping those with disabilities at any age experience the excitement of surfing.