Culture & History

  • 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.

  • Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup?

    With the approach of the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death, theories abound about the mysterious pirate, but an N.C. author posits that the killing was part of a failed coup attempt.

  • Down East, Its Museum Work to Rebuild

    Hurricane Florence lashed the communities of Down East Carteret County and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum that celebrates their heritage, but folks from here and yonder are working together to rebuild.

  • Our Coast’s History: NC’s Oyster War

    Back in the 1880s, as the Chesapeake Bay oyster fishery declined from overharvest, out-of-state shellfishermen moved into North Carolina waters, prompting swift response from Tar Heel legislators.

  • Ocracoke Group to Restore 1901 Lodge

    The Ocracoke Preservation Society has purchased the old Island Inn and embarked on a plan to restore the original part of the structure, the 1901 Odd Fellows Lodge, as a visitor center.