Our Coast

  • 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.

  • CMAST Sea Turtle Doctor Shares Expertise

    Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City is not only one of the area’s top experts on how to diagnose and treat sick and injured sea turtles, he helped write the book.

  • Growing Club Sets Its Sights on the Stars

    The Crystal Coast Stargazers Club, which formed about a year ago and has grown to about 150 members, meets frequently at various sites in Carteret County to view the night sky.

  • September Brings Migratory Birds to Banks

    It’s September on the Outer Banks and migratory birds are arriving, giving birdwatchers the chance to see colorful and varied species. Naturalist Jeff Lewis shares tips on where to look.

  • 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.

  • Benches at Preserve Memorialize Islanders

    Benches along the Jim Stephenson Nature Trail at Springer’s Point Preserve on Ocracoke Island offer more than places to stop and rest, they are posthumous tributes to notable folks who made their home here.

  • 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.

  • Sam Bland Shines light on Aug. Eclipse

    Sam Bland reminisces about experiencing with two of his friends a solar eclipse in 1970 eastern North Carolina, explores the myths surrounding the natural phenomenon.

  • Our Coast’s Food: Pig Pickin’ Cake

    Our Liz Biro shares her love for the pig pickin’ cake, one of North Carolina’s favorite layer cakes that’s best served chilled, and, since it’s a short list of simple ingredients, a breeze to make.