• Tearing Apart, Coming Together

    Waves and wind can bring destruction and sorrow, but they bring people together. After a storm, the people of Hatteras Island look out for each other.

  • Outer Bankers: Riders on the Storm

    This is a story about a few of the men and women whose home is a fleeting sandbar; whose lives are dictated by the wind and the water; whose resolves are unshakable. These are the men and women who have weathered the storm.

  • Our Coast: Pine Island Sanctuary

    The Pine Island Sanctuary near Corolla on the northern Outer Banks preserves habitat for thousands of birds and protects a piece of the old Banks.

  • Museum Celebrates Coastal Traditions

    Summer programming at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center includes recurring events through August focused on the culture of Eastern Carteret County.

  • Inaugural Festival to Celebrate Black Bears

    The only bear species on the East Coast, black bears are found on about 60 percent of total land in North Carolina. The N.C. Black Bear Festival, the first of its kind in the state, will be held Saturday at Plymouth.

  • Photo Essay: Moonrise at the Cape

    Naturalist Sam Bland camps near the Cape Lookout lighthouse to document the rise of May’s full moon. He shows the story in these amazing photographs.

  • The Neusiok Trail — At a Jogger’s Pace

    Naturalist Sam Bland spent a cold winter’s day jogging the entire 21-mile length of the trail. He sloshed through mud and cold water and was spooked by something big moving through the woods.

  • Buxton Woods

    Twenty-five years ago, when the state acquired its first parcel of Buxton Woods on Hatteras Island, the ultimate fate of the magnificent maritime forest was far from secured.