The Emerald Isle Police Department warns beachgoers in a Facebook post Jan. 9 to keep an eye out for the potentially harmful Portuguese men-of-war being spotted along the beach in this Bogue Banks town.
A shrimp boat is silhouetted as the sun sets in Emerald Isle recently in this photo by Doug Waters.
Miriam Sutton of Beaufort captured this image of a monarch butterfly in November while out on a stroll around historic Carteret County town during the annual migration season.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials say a training mine containing no ordnance was discovered Nov. 25 on the beach south of Salvo. National Park Service Rangers anchored it in place until a Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Norfolk, Virginia removed it. Photo: National Park Service
A gliding shorebird is cast in silhouette as the sun sets over Bogue Inlet and Bear Island. Photo: Sam Bland
Mature and immature blue herons hunker down during the deluge of Hurricane Florence. Photo: Sam Bland
Businesses and streets in downtown Manteo are inundated Thursday night by storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Michael, which receded fairly quickly after catching many off guard. Photo: Cory Hemilright
Born Aug. 22, a filly, the newest addition to the Corolla wild horse herd, stands with her mother just after her birth in this photo by Cathy Forgnone.
Reader Barry Fetzer recently captured this image of two swans on Queens Creek near Swansboro in Onslow County. Originally spelled Swannsborough, the town however, took its name in 1783 from Samuel Swann, a resident who served in the North Carolina House of Commons.
An American robin hatchling instinctively responds to sound by opening up as another struggles to emerge from its shell in a nest in a tree on a lawn in Newport. Photo: Mark Hibbs
A July Fourth fireworks display lights up the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, one of many North Carolina beach communities that celebrated the holiday with fireworks over the water. Photo: Kirk Ross
Thunderstorm clouds roll in Sunday over Emerald Isle in Carteret County. Photo: Sam Bland
This week, June 18-24, is National Pollinator Week, which recognizes the benefits provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. But many pollinator populations are in decline because of factors including habitat loss, weather extremes, climate change and pesticide misuse. Photo: Mark Hibbs
Afternoon spring thunderstorms push offshore over Bogue Sound June 3 in Morehead City. Photo: Doug Waters
Boats and the new bridge connecting the Radio Island causeway and Beaufort are silhouetted by a recent sunset. Beaufort officials marked the final raising of the more than 50-year-old U.S. 70 drawbridge the new span replaces during a ceremony Wednesday. The old Grayden Paul Bridge was closed to traffic May 15. Photo: Carl Lewis
A nearly full “pink” moon sets April 28 behind Oceanana Fishing Pier in Atlantic Beach. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, April’s full moon is called a pink moon, a Native American name, because it heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, an early spring flower. The next full moon comes May 29 and is known as the flower moon. Photo: Doug Waters