“I want people to understand their power as eaters in the state of North Carolina, as people who buy and consume foods and impact the health of their community,” says author Marcie Cohen Ferris.
NC Maritime Museums open doors to coastal history in July
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 history shaped by its coastal environment
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.
Core Sound Museum to show thanks to frontline workers
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.
Book shines light on remarkable women of the Outer Banks
Hannah Bunn West’s new book, “Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks,” reveals the stories of seven impactful coastal NC women.
Symposium highlights enslaved people’s escape by water
A recent symposium at Tryon Palace explored the role of water travel in the escapes of countless enslaved North Carolinians.
From farms to niche tourism, Bertie ‘Seedbed of the Colony’
Bertie County, an agricultural hub on the inner banks of northeastern North Carolina, turns 300 this year.
Hiker wraps up 5-month, Mountains-to-Sea Trail trek
A journey on foot from Clingmans Dome to the Outer Banks provided a new outlook on life, and people.
Portsmouth Village welcomes descendants for homecoming
More than 400 recently made their way to Portsmouth Island to remember their ancestors while celebrating community.
Quiet Washington County rich in coastal NC history
Washington County’s story is one of isolation, success, and an eventual renewal on the banks of the Roanoke River.
Ocracoke’s John Simpson: Keeper of island carving tradition
Simpson is the featured carver at this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for Saturday and president and cofounder of the Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild.
Our coast’s history: From Aguascogoc’s ashes
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.
Historians at OBX event reveal enigmatic Thomas Harriot
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.
Small, rural Hertford County has an identity all its own
Hertford County is a vibrant, successful county in the otherwise economically challenged region of northeastern North Carolina, writes historian Eric Medlin.
Swansboro to resurvey its historic districts, buildings
The town and its historic preservation commission have been awarded a federal grant to update its outdated architectural survey, which will documents buildings and landscapes at least 50 years old.
Elizabeth City civil rights, suffrage pioneer to be honored
A planned historic marker on the National Votes for Women Trail will honor Annie E. Jones of Elizabeth City.