Our Coast

  • 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.

  • Our Coast’s History: Winslow’s Oyster Maps

    Navy Lt. Francis Winslow’s 1887 survey of oyster populations in N.C. waters provided data and insight still useful today, but his groundbreaking work did little to endear him to local watermen.

  • ‘Rising’ Exhibit Documents Coastal Change

    “Rising: Perspectives of Coastal Change,” a collaborative multimedia exhibition featuring photography and oral histories, is on display at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island.

  • Remembering the Historic Mirlo Rescue

    The Chicamacomico Historical Association is set to host five days of events this month on Hatteras Island memorializing the dramatic World War I rescue of the crew of the Mirlo.

  • That Which We Call A ‘Starfish’

    What’s in a name? Would the creatures we know as “starfish” or “sea stars” be as stellar if called something else? Our Jared Lloyd wades into the debate over how best to refer to these echinoderms.