Our Coast

  • Our Coast’s History: Chloe’s Story

    The only recorded passage about the life of Chloe, a woman enslaved in Currituck County in the first half of the 1800s, reveals a great deal about her and the lives of other enslaved women on the North Carolina coast.

  • Cedar Point’s Park, Trails to Open Friday

    Cedar Point in Carteret County is set to open for the first time its new 56-acre park and hiking trails on the White Oak River, with features to protect and enhance water quality.

  • Loss of the Bounty, A Personal Recollection

    Outer Banks resident James Charlet recounts his experience seven years ago monitoring the rescue of the crew of the Bounty replica ship that was lost off Cape Hatteras during Hurricane Sandy.

  • Songs From the ‘Mountains to the Sea’

    The state premier of “From The Mountains to the Sea: The Anne and Frank Warner Collection” about their lifelong search for songs of rural America will be Nov. 2 in Wanchese.

  • 6-Year-Old Raises Big Bucks for Ocracoke

    Lilly Anderson, daughter of Rusty and Kim Anderson of Morehead City, recently set up a lemonade stand to raise money for Ocracoke’s damaged school, hauling in more than $8,700.

  • Group Offers Aerial Views of Coastal Change

    Kip Tabb shares his experience winging over the Outer Banks on a king tides and sea level rise photo reconnaissance flight with a pilot who volunteers for the nonprofit conservation group SouthWings.

  • Event to Celebrate Promise Land’s History

    Ravaged by storms in the late 1800s and seeking opportunity, former Cape Banks islanders and founding residents of Morehead City’s Promise Land neighborhood are to be honored Oct. 26.

  • ‘Music Folk for Ocracoke’ Benefit Oct. 14

    Music trio Craicdown and the Carolina Theatre in Durham are presenting a benefit concert Oct. 14 to support the Ocracoke community still recovering from the destruction Hurricane Dorian wrought Sept. 6 on the remote island.

  • Remembrance Marks African Slaves’ Arrival

    An event this past weekend at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site featuring Freedmen’s Colony descendants observed the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to America.

  • ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ an Outer Banks Story

    Colington native Tyler Nilson, co-writer and co-directer of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” to be screened Friday at Manteo’s Pioneer Theater, says the film reflects coastal life and characters.

  • North Carolina and the Turpentine Trail

    Historian David Cecelski writes about North Carolina losing its stranglehold on the naval stores industry after the American Civil War, forcing workers to follow the “turpentine trail” in search of untapped longleaf pine forests in other southern states.