Culture & History

  • Singing At The March on Washington

    Historian David Cecelski writes about a photo of Jacquelyn Bond and Golden Frinks, both central to the Williamston Freedom Movement, at the March on Washington in 1963.

  • Time Span: Recalling First New Inlet Bridge

    Nearly forgotten, the remains of the first bridge over the dynamic inlet just north of Rodanthe that reopened for the first time in decades during Hurricane Irene in 2011 are still visible from N.C. 12.

  • Our Coast’s History: Working in the Logwoods

    North Carolina historian David Cecelski searched the Forest History Society’s archives for photographs of coastal North Carolina and came across images of logging and lumber mills taken between 1900 to 1950 along the coast.

  • Heritage Center Would Boost Pride: Mayor

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis says the state’s first Gullah Geechee cultural heritage center planned for the former Kerr-McGee site in town would be a welcome source of community pride.

  • Beaufort’s Scandinavian, Dutch Fishermen

    David Cecelski writes about the “largely forgotten enclave of Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch fishermen” who, along with their families, left New Jersey to make their home in Beaufort beginning in the 1910s.

  • Event to Celebrate Wright Brothers’ Flight

    The National Park Service and First Flight Society are set to honor Dec. 17 the 116th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ achievement at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.