Our Coast

  • Pilkeys Seek to Inspire Young Scientists

    Noted geologist Orrin Pilkey and his son Charles provide a scientific method for loving the coast in their new book, “Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You can do on a Carolina Beach.”

  • Coastal Cookbooks You Must Have

    Our food writer Liz Biro picks the books that help tell the story of Eastern North Carolina cooking. They are essential reading for anyone who loves our coast, she writes.

  • Coastal Sketch: Brooke Breen

    As an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, the new executive director of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County knows time is of the essence.

  • Of Lifesaving, Life Taking and Ghosts

    The Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station now serves tourists as a dining hot spot on the Outer Banks. No one much remembers its past except for maybe the ghost that roams its rooms.

  • Our Coast’s Food: Potato Salad

    The Memorial Day weekend is the symbolic start of summer. Liz Biro, our food writer, kicks off the season with a story about a staple of backyard barbecues, church reunions and fish fries.

  • Back to Square One With Lost Colony?

    After digging around Hatteras Island, English archaeologist Mark Horton has returned to the original theory that the Roanoke colonists went to live with the friendly Croatan Indians in what is today Buxton.

  • A Hurricane and the Treasure Fleet

    Weather and treasure collided off the coast of Ocracoke in 1750 and the result was the greatest act of piracy in history. And Blackbeard had nothing to do with it.

  • Coastal Sketch: Gene and Sue Huntsman

    The longtime members of the Carteret Wildlife Club and the driving force behind two major hiking trails will receive the Order of the Longleaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian honor.