Our Coast

  • Museum to Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

    The History Museum of Carteret County and the League of Women Voters are set to host a reception and celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote and the opening of an exhibit recognizing notable females.

  • Navassa History Misunderstood: Planner

    Navassa town planner Barnes Sutton, who has spent the last two years trying to balance growing the small town while preserving its history and heritage, says much of that history has been obscured.

  • ‘Where I’m Supposed to Be:’ Navassa Planner

    After spending most of his childhood bouncing from one military base to the next, Barnes Sutton, Navassa’s planning director, says the largely African American community is the place to settle and put down roots.

  • Aquarium Vet Emily Christiansen Talks Turtles

    She nearly opted to major in linguistics, but Emily Christiansen, veterinarian for the N.C. Aquariums, instead chose biology and a career where she must understand ailing sea creatures and communicate with students and researchers.

  • Amid Jim Crow, Blacks Here Forged Legacy

    The Wright brothers’ visits to the Outer Banks came as white supremacy was wrenching away racial progress in the state, but blacks on the banks persisted in their achievements.

  • Singing At The March on Washington

    Historian David Cecelski writes about a photo of Jacquelyn Bond and Golden Frinks, both central to the Williamston Freedom Movement, at the March on Washington in 1963.

  • Time Span: Recalling First New Inlet Bridge

    Nearly forgotten, the remains of the first bridge over the dynamic inlet just north of Rodanthe that reopened for the first time in decades during Hurricane Irene in 2011 are still visible from N.C. 12.

  • Our Coast’s History: Working in the Logwoods

    North Carolina historian David Cecelski searched the Forest History Society’s archives for photographs of coastal North Carolina and came across images of logging and lumber mills taken between 1900 to 1950 along the coast.

  • Birders Count Portsmouth’s Avian Population

    Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich, birders and National Park Service staff made their way to Portsmouth village to identify and count birds for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count.

  • Heritage Center Would Boost Pride: Mayor

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis says the state’s first Gullah Geechee cultural heritage center planned for the former Kerr-McGee site in town would be a welcome source of community pride.

  • Nonprofit Offers Help For Dorian Survivors

    Government assistance for Ocracoke and Hatteras to recover from Hurricane Dorian has been slow, but the nonprofit Outer Banks Community Foundation is providing relief where it can.