Culture & History

  • Conservation Effort Spares Ecology, History

    The N.C. Coastal Land Trust has borrowed $4.85 million and purchased for conservation nearly 1,000 acres in Bertie County, an ecologically significant site that may be where survivors from the Lost Colony settled after leaving Roanoke Island.

  • The Failed Attempt to Reopen Roanoke Inlet

    Many inlets have formed and filled in along the Outer Banks since the Sir Walter Raleigh’s colonists arrived, but the long-closed Roanoke Inlet was once so important efforts were made to reopen it.

  • Taste of Core Sound To Serve Up History

    Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island is incorporating this year’s 25th anniversary celebration with the annual Taste of Core Sound Summer Edition, a fundraising dinner and a program, set for Friday.

  • Wild Caught Festival Celebrates Tradition

    Wild Caught local seafood and music festival set for Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 in Down East Carteret County’s Gloucester celebrates locally grown and caught food and area musicians.

  • Documentary to Focus on The Hammocks

    The nonprofit Friends of The Hammocks and Bear Island and UNC-TV are teaming up to produce a documentary on the history of the area near Swansboro and seeking help from those who remember.

  • Researchers Reveal OBX Shipwreck Stories

    As the 75th anniversary of the sinking of two World War II vessels off the Outer Banks approaches, researchers dive deep to uncover secrets that went down with the ships all those years ago.

  • Lost Colony Production To Celebrate 80 Years

    America’s longest-running outdoor symphonic drama, “The Lost Colony,” celebrates its 80th year this Friday at its opening show, which features high-tech upgrades and alumni appearances.

  • Our Coast: Honoring British Allies of WWII

    Since 1942, the lives of British soldiers who defended the Atlantic coast, including North Carolina’s, during World War II have been honored during ceremonies on the Outer Banks.

  • Our Coast’s History: Penderlea

    The farming community of Penderlea in Pender County can trace its roots back to the Roosevelt’s New Deal, when it the first of 152 homestead projects designed to help disadvantaged farmers make a better life during the Great Depression.