Our Coast

  • Owners Seek to Move Beachcomber Museum

    The late Nellie Myrtle Pridgen spent decades combing the beach at Nags Head, amassing a collection now on display at the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum. Founders say a move will allow more to visit.

  • Remembering Lena, Voice of Stump Sound

    Lena Ritter, a lifelong fisherman and unlikely environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to save an Onslow County island and its surrounding waters from development, died Monday. She was 80.

  • Coastal Sketch: Keith Rittmaster

    Keith Rittmaster of Beaufort is amused by his Pelican Award for his work preserving and protecting whales and dolphins. Most of the marine mammals he encounters professionally, he notes, are already dead.

  • Coastal Sketch: Carlton Campbell

    Carlton Campbell of Cary spent much of his life in the quiet of a greenhouse or out in the marshes, slowly revolutionizing the way our salt marshes are restored, protected and preserved.

  • Catch a Glimpse of a Turtle Nest

    Visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore are invited along to watch rangers excavate hatched sea turtle nests. If they’re lucky, they might even see a baby turtle scurry to the sea.

  • N.C. Aquarium Turns into Turtle Hospital

    The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores last week opened its tanks to five injured or sick baby turtles, the first of the nesting season. Many more are expected.

  • Coastal Sketch: Michele Lamping, Turtle Saver

    Michele Lamping, volunteer coordinator of the Atlantic Beach sea turtle patrol for the last seven years, shares her passion for protecting the ocean creatures as they come ashore to nest.