Our Coast

  • Time Span: Recalling First New Inlet Bridge

    Nearly forgotten, the remains of the first bridge over the dynamic inlet just north of Rodanthe that reopened for the first time in decades during Hurricane Irene in 2011 are still visible from N.C. 12.

  • Our Coast’s History: Working in the Logwoods

    North Carolina historian David Cecelski searched the Forest History Society’s archives for photographs of coastal North Carolina and came across images of logging and lumber mills taken between 1900 to 1950 along the coast.

  • Birders Count Portsmouth’s Avian Population

    Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich, birders and National Park Service staff made their way to Portsmouth village to identify and count birds for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count.

  • Heritage Center Would Boost Pride: Mayor

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis says the state’s first Gullah Geechee cultural heritage center planned for the former Kerr-McGee site in town would be a welcome source of community pride.

  • Nonprofit Offers Help For Dorian Survivors

    Government assistance for Ocracoke and Hatteras to recover from Hurricane Dorian has been slow, but the nonprofit Outer Banks Community Foundation is providing relief where it can.

  • 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.