Commentary

  • Songs on a Nags Head Porch

    Author and historian David Cecelski visits with Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy, who are making a documentary on Frank and Anne Warner and the coastal North Carolina folksingers and musicians who shared their songs and stories with the two American folk music collectors.

  • Smarter Energy Investment Needed Now

    Guest columnist R. Bruce Holsten writes that market conditions, inherent risks and other business-related factors make Atlantic offshore exploration and drilling an unwise investment.

  • Sam’s Field Notes: Wildlife Festivals Ahead

    Celebrate North Carolina’s wildlife during Swan Days Festival at Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge and Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival encore, both the second weekend in December.

  • Improving NC’s Floodplain Buyout Program

    David Salvesen and Todd K. BenDor of UNC-Chapel Hill explain in today’s guest commentary their research on identifying ways to improve the floodplain buyout process in North Carolina.

  • Building for Change vs. the Price of Inaction

    Informed choices by property owners saved one stoutly built Mexico Beach, Fla., house from Hurricane Michael’s devastation, but government’s response to climate change has been woefully inadequate.

  • Sam’s Field Notes: Hurricane Florence

    An Emerald Isle resident, our Sam Bland weathered Hurricane Florence, which brought destruction to the community but also brought out the best of those who call it home.

  • Op-Ed: Connecting Climate Change, Storms

    Environmental journalist Miles O’Brien has partnered with Clean Air Carolina to present a short film series Sept. 27 in Durham on the impact of climate change on North Carolina.

  • Florence Recovery: We’re Trying

    We’ve been unable to publish since Hurricane Florence made landfall but we’re back online for the first time since Thursday and doing our best to report on conditions on the North Carolina coast.