Videos

  • New State Ferry Reaches Milestone

    Hubert-based US Workboats’ workers flipped the hull of the Ocracoke Express Monday, moving construction of the state ferry system’s first passenger-only ferry into its final stages.

  • How to Escape A Rip Current

    Three tourists drowned last week in the ocean off the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There have also been close calls and rescues elsewhere on North Carolina beaches in recent days. Francis Smith, University of California Berkeley current oceanographer, explains rip currents, how to avoid them and how to escape them if pulled in.

  • Celebrate World Oceans Day

    On World Oceans Day June 8, people around the planet celebrate and honor the ocean. Learn more about our oceans from this NOAA’s National Ocean Service video.

  • Reinventing Power: Steve Harris, Wind Farmer

    Steve Harris of Elizabeth City is one of a few dozen farmers to build North Carolina’s first wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. Wind energy leases on agricultural land are bringing steady revenue to farmers faced with unpredictable crop yields and an aging workforce. Hear from Harris in this video published by the Sierra Club.

  • How Coyotes Conquered the Continent

    N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and N.C. State University researchers have produced a range history of the expanding coyote species that can help reveal the ecology of predation as well as evolution through hybridization.

  • Kitty Hawk Clears Canals, Ditches

    Kitty Hawk began in January removing vegetative debris caused by recent storms and other obstructions blocking the flow of the waterways.

  • Nags Head Plans for Re-Nourishment

    Dare County produced this video about Nag Head’s first beach re-nourishment maintenance project. Nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand is to be placed on 10 miles of beach during the $25.5 million project set to begin next spring.

  • Bridge Replacement to Open This Year

    The replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge is expected to open to traffic by the end of the year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

  • Kill Devil Hills to ‘Attack’ Litter Problem

    Kill Devil Hills is calling for volunteers for its Trash Attack! community cleanup 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and young artists to submit posters for its Earth Day poster contest.

  • Researchers Study NC Black Ducks

    For one of the first times at a large scale, University of Delaware researchers are studying breeding black duck populations in coastal North Carolina in order to get a population estimate and better inform conservation practices in the area. In addition, the researchers are also looking at the implications of sea level rise that directly correlate with the salt marsh, which is where the black ducks mostly nest.

  • Winds Whip Sand at Jockey’s Ridge

    The nor’easter that swept up the East Coast brought 50- to 60-mph winds to the Outer Banks, creating this scene at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Video: wild obx

  • Menhaden Chanteymen: Music on the Water

    Ernest Davis of the North River community near Beaufort explains why the menhaden fishing crews used to sing songs called “chanteys” while pulling in nets heavy with fish. Davis carries on the tradition by performing the songs with the Menhaden Chanteymen, a group that once performed at Carnegie Hall.