Motorists headed Down East in Carteret County on N.C. 70 Aug. 15-18 can expect to be detoured to N.C. 101.
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.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island is celebrating Earth Day April 8 with students and April 9 with families.
Quilts are on display this month at all Carteret County libraries, Core Sound Museum and Waterfowl Center on Harkers Island and the Core Sound Store & Gallery in Morehead City
The world stopped for Down East communities Sunday when a private plane with eight passengers, six from Carteret County, went down after a duck hunting trip in Hyde County.
Historian David Cecelski illustrates with photos and family lore the story of fishers from Down East Carteret County who found their way to Lake Erie more than a century ago.
Slick waters reflect the sky in the salt marshes earlier this spring near Davis in Carteret County. Photo: Dylan Ray
Hundreds of green-winged teal fill the sky above the 6,000-acre North River Wetlands Preserve earlier this month. About 1,000 of the small dabbling ducks have been observed at the preserve in recent weeks, said birder John Fussell of Morehead City, who counted about 270 in the above image and estimated about 800 at the site that morning. Flocks of green-wing teal can be dazzling with their “rapid twisting and turning in unison,” according to Audubon’s Guide to North American Birds. Photo: Dr. H. Curtis Merrick
Carteret County commissioners last week voted unanimously to remove an extra layer of water quality protection that has been in place for a decade in the part of the county known as Down East.
The Coastal Land Trust says it plans to use a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to purchase a nearly 5,500-acre tract in Down East Carteret County next to the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Hurricane Florence lashed the communities of Down East Carteret County and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum that celebrates their heritage, but folks from here and yonder are working together to rebuild.
Susan Fulcher Hill, a native of Williston with biology and food science degrees, and her husband, Robert, have launched an oyster hatchery in the former Willis Brothers Seafood building.
“Rising: Perspectives of Coastal Change,” a collaborative multimedia exhibition featuring photography and oral histories, is on display at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island.
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.
Everyone’s invited to Harkers Island for the annual Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend and Decoy Festival. Decoy carving, boat building and other traditional coastal arts will be on display during a weekend that is both a celebration of Down East Carteret County and a homecoming.
A move is afoot to preserve the legacy of an old clam house in Williston in eastern Carteret County as a symbol of a proud heritage and as a memorial to The Clam King.