Popular literature and the public’s imagination have long perpetuated the notion that the notorious pirate buried his ill-gotten wealth, perhaps on Ocracoke Island.
Inner coast: Lake Mattamuskeet draws outdoor enthusiasts
In the first of a series exploring North Carolina’s mainland coastal region, the waters of Mattamuskeet are a draw for waterfowl and adventurers.
Author traces family’s boatbuilding history in new book
LeVern Davis Parker shares her family’s boatbuilding legacy in her new book, “Our Family, Its History Their Boats: Six Generations of Boat Builders in Dare County.”
Hyde County still features wild, undisturbed natural areas
In our continuing history series about North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties, historian Eric Medlin frames Hyde County’s natural resources as its greatest asset.
Two events set to pay tribute to fishing industry, families
The 25th Blessing of the Fleet in Morehead City is set for Sunday morning and the Swansboro Blessing of the Fleet is Oct. 7.
Sneads Ferry, Newport shaped by Marine Corps neighbors
The two coastal communities would each likely be dramatically different today if not for their neighboring Marine Corps installations.
Chris Medlin continues family’s fishing traditions, business
Family is especially important for Chris Medlin, owner of East Coast Sports in Surf City, who comes from a long line of coastal business owners, dating back to the late 1940s.
Lighthouse builder Dexter Stetson laid sturdy foundations
The construction supervisor employed his structural solution to problems encountered when building the Hatteras light in later projects at Bodie Island and Currituck Beach.
‘Forest bathing’ or hiking a trail can make you feel better
Studies show that soaking up the forest environment reduces stress and promotes nervous system healing.
Beaufort County’s history, natural areas add to its lure
A centerpiece of the Inner Banks, Beaufort County features a state park and several smaller parks to complement its colonial heritage.
Friends to celebrate 45 years of Mountains-to-Sea Trail
The 1,175-mile trail that connects the Smokey Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge in the Outer Banks is celebrating 45 years.
‘Hey, I’m here’: Genealogist says family isn’t a ‘lost tribe’
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.
Story of flight on Mars has parallels to Wrights’ challenges
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.
A coastal reporter remembers the late Sen. Marc Basnight
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.
Lighthouse restoration needs exceed $8 million available
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.
Fishing is all about family for coastal guide Capt. Rick
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.