Our Coast

  • Documentary to Focus on The Hammocks

    The nonprofit Friends of The Hammocks and Bear Island and UNC-TV are teaming up to produce a documentary on the history of the area near Swansboro and seeking help from those who remember.

  • Our Coast’s People: Bland Simpson

    A UNC professor, author, musician and lifelong steward of the coast, Bland Simpson has been actively involved with the North Carolina Coastal Federation for much of its 35-year history.

  • Effort On to Repair Damaged Historic Home

    Lightning recently damaged the 1907 Midgett House, part of the Chicamacomico Historic Site at Rodanthe, and caretakers need financial help to repair and reopen the popular exhibit.

  • Battery Island Home to Growing Ibis Colony

    The sky over Brunswick County abounds with white ibises this time of year, many of which nest and raise their young at Battery Island near Southport, considered a colony of global importance.

  • Battle Brews Over Frisco UFO House

    The owner of the Frisco “UFO house” wants to preserve the unusual landmark, an area attraction since the early 1970s, and turn it into a souvenir shop, but county officials say the structure meets no building codes.

  • Ten Ways to ‘Mess With’ A Tomato Sandwich

    A white bread tomato sandwich with mayonnaise, salt and pepper could be the official summer food of the N.C. coast, but our Liz Biro offers 10 perfectly acceptable variations on the classic.

  • Screech Owls of the Longleaf Pines

    Spending time alone in the deep longleaf pine forest, nature photographer Jared Lloyd has developed his own theories about the coloring of the eastern screech owl.

  • Birding on the Banks: Brown Pelicans

    Nearly wiped out during the 1960s and ’70s, brown pelicans are now common on the N.C. coast, thanks mainly to conservation efforts and a ban on DDT insecticides.