From Atkinson to Yamacraw, Beattys Bridge to Watha, examining the unusual place names in Pender County can help in understanding the history of the North Carolina coast.
From Castle Hayne to Monkey Junction, Dry Pond to Zeke’s Island, New Hanover County has a number of unusual place names, with stories that are part of the history of the North Carolina coast.
Residents of Down East communities in Carteret County aren’t happy that the new minor league baseball team in Kinston has assumed their coastal identity in its chosen name, the Down East Wood Ducks.
From Bolivia and Calabash to Winnabow and Waccamaw, Brunswick County features many unusually named places, and getting to the origins of those monikers brings to life the rich history of the North Carolina coast.
For those looking to entertain holiday visitors, getting outside and sharing the special places all along the N.C. coast is sure to create lasting memories.
Rachel Carson came along at the right time, when Americans were finally awakening to the vast natural beauty around them. Her writings would help us realize what we were losing after decades of mass slaughter.
In this the first of two parts, writer-photographer Jared Lloyd spends time at the Rachel Carson Reserve near Beaufort to relive the time the great writer and scientist spent there while working on her first book.
A search for a local source of naturally raised holiday turkeys led to a little farm near Newport with a story bigger than just a turkey for the table.
Waves and wind can bring destruction and sorrow, but they bring people together. After a storm, the people of Hatteras Island look out for each other.
This is a story about a few of the men and women whose home is a fleeting sandbar; whose lives are dictated by the wind and the water; whose resolves are unshakable. These are the men and women who have weathered the storm.
Navigation on the Cape Fear River between Wilmington and Fayetteville relies on a system of locks and dams, the first of which was completed a century ago.
A celebration is set for Oct. 3 to mark the centennial of the completion of Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Cape Fear River and to show off the public facilities.
The Pine Island Sanctuary near Corolla on the northern Outer Banks preserves habitat for thousands of birds and protects a piece of the old Banks.
Summer programming at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center includes recurring events through August focused on the culture of Eastern Carteret County.
The only bear species on the East Coast, black bears are found on about 60 percent of total land in North Carolina. The N.C. Black Bear Festival, the first of its kind in the state, will be held Saturday at Plymouth.
A $17 million restoration project will shore up the hull of the USS North Carolina and add a new education walkway along the Cape Fear River and a nature trail along Eagles Island.