The Chowan County town of 5,000 boasts one of the largest groups of historic buildings in North Carolina, numerous notable figures from the past and the distinction of creating the state’s the historic preservation movement.
Early 20th century photographs of the Waccamaw Lumber Co.’s operations in Columbus and Brunswick counties also depict an almost Wild West-like society of loggers and lumbermen.
Historical analysis: Morehead City, incorporated in 1857 and planned around a proposed railroad line connecting the coast to the Piedmont, could see its transportation importance and infrastructure grow significantly in the years ahead.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may be “the Yellowstone of the East,” according to Wendy Stanton, who manages the refuge teeming with wildlife that welcomes more than 30,000 visitors annually.
The seven exhibits along the Freedom Trail will interpret various aspects of the Black experience on Roanoke Island.
Grasses are already popping up after a controlled burn earlier this year and a wildfire that swept through the Green Swamp Nature Preserve in June, and officials expect some plant species to recover where they had been crowded out by taller vegetation.
North Carolina’s fourth oldest town was sparsely populated for generations but turned itself into a destination for visitors, new residents and environmental study.
A glimpse into the Civil War-era Freedmen’s Colony experience may soon be brought to life thanks to a planned Fort Raleigh National Historic Site project.
Officials last week celebrated the recently completed $2 million renovation of the visitor center at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
Thursday marks the 200th anniversary celebration of the Ocracoke Light Station, an event to be livestreamed on Facebook, and officials look to a $2 million project to preserve the historic site amid rising sea levels.
In our county history series: Home to Wilmington and popular beaches, New Hanover County has been the setting for racial turmoil, economic expansion and changing culture over the centuries.
In our county history series: Onslow is home to a sprawling Marine Corps base, but its two rivers were the center of growth for 200 years before.
Wendy Stanton, acting refuge manager for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, says Lake Mattamuskeet is “out of balance,” but officials behind the work say the community’s enthusiasm for cleaning up the lake continues.
The Great Dismal Swamp, already a national wildlife refuge, is being considered for designation as a National Heritage Area with new conservation, preservation and economic programs.
In our county history series: Colonial beginnings, Civil War battles, maritime industry, fishing, tourism and coastal living among Carteret’s numerous draws.
Officials broke ground Friday for the renovation of the more than 5,300-square-foot building at Hammocks Beach State Park where Black educators convened during segregation.