Culture & History

  • Our Coast’s History: Drawing The Va-NC Line

    The border between North Carolina and Virginia was delineated by an expedition of Virginians led in 1728 by William Byrd II, whose dim view of Tar Heels was made clear in a “secret” history.

  • Birth of Two Inlets: Accounts of 1846 Storm

    Firsthand accounts provide vivid detail of the deadly storm in September 1846 that created Oregon and Hatteras inlets and brought dramatic changes to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

  • Our Coast’s History: Shell Castle Island

    Shell Castle Island in Ocracoke Inlet wasn’t much more than a cluster of oyster beds, but for a couple decades in early U.S. history, the wharves and warehouses that stood here were the center of maritime trade for northeastern North Carolina.

  • Harkers Island To Celebrate Heritage, Decoys

    An exciting weekend is ahead on Harkers Island with the 30th annual Core Sound Decoy Festival at the elementary school and the annual Waterfowl Weekend at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center.

  • Wash Woods at 100: Coastal History Saved

    Congressman Walter Jones attended the recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wash Woods Coast Guard Station, a preserved historic landmark on the northern Outer Banks.

  • Interfaith Group Addresses Climate Change

    Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate.

  • Day at the Docks Celebrates Coastal Culture

    A celebration of community, heritage and living traditions of the waterman with seafood, live music and tributes is how organizers describe the annual Day at the Docks event set for this weekend in Hatteras Village.