Culture & History

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hundreds Relive Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Attendees showed the same awe and wonder while reliving the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, just as when the event took place 50 year earlier.

  • Event Recalls Drama of Lighthouse Move

    Twenty years ago, there was little agreement on how to save the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, but common ground was the theme during Monday’s celebration of the 23-day “Move of the Century.”

  • Recalling the Lighthouse Move, 20 Years On

    Some folks were opposed and others said the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse would crumble, but the successful relocation project in June 1999 saved the historic structure from the sea.

  • Festival to Celebrate Waterfowl, Seafood

    The inaugural Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival set for later this month is to be a celebration of Hatteras water birds that also showcases local seafood, decoy collectors and bird carvers.

  • Waterfowl Weekend Set, Despite Damage

    The destruction wrought by Hurricane Florence on the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is not getting in the way of Waterfowl Weekend. The annual celebration kicks off Friday, as planned.

  • Decoy Carvers Guild to Host 31st Festival

    Harkers Island School will be filled Saturday and Sunday to the brim with vendors, carvers, artisans and more during the 31st annual Core Sound Decoy Festival, which celebrates waterfowl carving heritage.

  • Book Revives Memories of Nags Head Woods

    The recently reissued 1987 book, “‘Everyone Helped His Neighbor’: Memories of Nags Head Woods,” by Lu Ann Jones and Amy Glass, brings to life an Outer Banks community that is no more.