Our Coast

  • Our Coast’s People: The Birdman of Hatteras

    In the nearly a decade since Lou Browning opened the nonprofit Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc., the trained falconer has cared for hundreds of sick and injured wild animals at the infirmary in Frisco.

  • 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.

  • Take A Hike to Start the New Year Right

    All North Carolina state parks, including those on the coast, are hosting First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day, which rangers describe as an opportunity to begin 2020 on the right step.

  • Kayaker to Talk Climate While Paddling ICW

    Will Freund is raising funds and gearing up for his “Climate, Kayak and Conversation” a three-month, 1,000-mile project from Miami to Norfolk to collect stories from those impacted by climate change.

  • 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.

  • Struggles Remain As Ocracoke Awaits Visitors

    As Ocracoke residents rebuild from Hurricane Dorian’s devastation and prepare to welcome visitors back for the first time since before the storm, merely coping remains a challenge.

  • Rum Cake A Coastal NC Holiday Tradition

    Rum, an important commodity during North Carolina’s Colonial period, remains as an important ingredient in holiday baking, lifting spirits even among the teetotalers.

  • 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.

  • Cedar Point’s Park, Trails to Open Friday

    Cedar Point in Carteret County is set to open for the first time its new 56-acre park and hiking trails on the White Oak River, with features to protect and enhance water quality.

  • 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.