In our county history series: A hidden gem offering both natural beauty and small-town charm.
Home to North Carolina’s original capital, Craven County’s strategic location and history continue to shape its growth.
In the first of a series exploring North Carolina’s mainland coastal region, the waters of Mattamuskeet are a draw for waterfowl and adventurers.
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.
The two coastal communities would each likely be dramatically different today if not for their neighboring Marine Corps installations.
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.
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.
As county, state and federal parks are seeing more visitors and more frequent extreme weather, trail maintenance needs are increasing.
Washington County’s story is one of isolation, success, and an eventual renewal on the banks of the Roanoke River.
The town and its historic preservation commission have been awarded a federal grant to update its outdated architectural survey, which will documents buildings and landscapes at least 50 years old.
Half of the $1 million needed has been raised to restore the mid-1800s Reaves Chapel, which has fallen into disrepair over the last 15 years since a congregation last worshipped within its walls.
The Outer Banks county has a rich history of agriculture, political leadership and intriguing people, writes historian Eric Medlin.
Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell recently spent five days paddling the Pamlico River and its estuaries with Miller the pup on a mission to document environmental conditions.
Bland Simpson shares a taste of his latest book, “North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky,” with photography by his wife and collaborator Ann Cary Simpson as well as Scott Taylor and Tom Earnhardt.
Roger Payne recently published his second reference guide to the names of places along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.