Our Coast

  • 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.

  • Renovated Center Showcases First Flight

    Once planned for demolition, the National Park Service instead restored the early-1960s modernist visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial, which recently reopened after the two-year, $5.8 million project.

  • Audubon NC Expands Native Plant Guide

    Audubon North Carolina has released an updated list of 700 recommended native plants to help gardeners, landscapers and others make selections that help birds and pollinators.

  • 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.

  • October Brings More Migrants Heading South

    Birder Jeff Lewis runs through the possibilities of birds that may be spotted this month along the coast and invites fellow bird lovers to the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Oct. 16-21 on the Outer Banks.

  • 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.

  • Craft Brewers Go to 11 in Charitable Giving

    Jud and Amber Watkins of Wrightsville Beach Brewery created a line of “give-back beers” to help meet their founding goals of supporting nonprofits with 11 percent of proceeds.

  • Native Returns to Revive Down East Industry

    Susan Fulcher Hill, a native of Williston with biology and food science degrees, and her husband, Robert, have launched an oyster hatchery in the former Willis Brothers Seafood building.

  • 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.