Our Coast

  • Our Coast’s People: Chester Lynn

    He has ancestors that were Blackbeard’s crewmen and pewter plates believed to have once belonged to the notorious pirate –Chester Lynn of Ocracoke has deep knowledge of island history and a passion for figs.

  • Our Coast’s History: Drawing The Va-NC Line

    The border between North Carolina and Virginia was delineated by an expedition of Virginians led in 1728 by William Byrd II, whose dim view of Tar Heels was made clear in a “secret” history.

  • Oysters Rockefeller Has Carolina Cousins

    Oysters Rockefeller is a New Orleans dish dating back to the late 1890s, but myriad variations of Antoine’s chef Jules Alciatore’s masterpiece on the half shell are served in eastern North Carolina restaurants.

  • Our Coast’s People: Mayor Rett Newton

    Beaufort Mayor Everette “Rett” Newton, a doctoral student and program manager with the Duke Lab’s drone program, hope to use new technology to help make the town and local waters cleaner.

  • Our Coast’s People: Steve Murphey

    Steve Murphey, new director of the state Division of Marine Fisheries, has devoted decades to fisheries biology work and hopes to help better educate the public on the division’s efforts in his new role.

  • New Whale Skeleton Museum Taking Shape

    A new building to house the Bonehenge Whale Center in Beaufort should be completed this year, says Keith Rittmaster, natural science curator at the N.C. Maritime Museum.