Eastern N.C.


Tarboro Tradition

Coolmore Plantation is both a mansion and a museum. But to Joe Spiers, who lives here with his wife, Janet, it is both a connection to his family’s history and a structure that symbolizes his own endurance and strength.
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Calling people in with its coastal beauty, the third-oldest town in North Carolina swells with history and friendly faces.
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A Kingdom Strange

A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn

But the last word from England’s island colony Roanoke — CROATOAN carved into the trunk of a tree in the Outer Banks — beckons to us across the centuries. Historian James Horn’s thoughtful, authoritative account of this settlement tells a story that refused to die among the Indians or the English.
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Hurricane Hazel

Images of America: Hurricane Hazel in the Carolinas by Jay Barnes

Jay Barnes compiles memorable black-and-white images from the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel and the devastation it left in its wake.
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Battleship North Carolina

Saving the Battleship North Carolina

Destined to be scrapped, the Battleship North Carolina got its reprieve in 1958, thanks to a statewide effort that brought the ship home.
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Fire Horse Fred

For 165 years, the state’s oldest chartered fire department has collected plenty of tales worth telling. Fire Horse Fred is one of them.
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Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs by Travis Morris

Readers will find themselves immersed in Southern culture, hunting, and the sound of duck calls.
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Sound Story

Telling Currituck Sound’s story comes naturally to Sharon Meade, a curator at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. The story is her own.
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JImmy Taylor's house on Bonner Point.

Bath: North Carolina’s First Town

With enough imagination, you can see the Bath that Blackbeard saw when he sailed into North Carolina’s first town 292 years ago.
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Shimmering Passage

The Dismal Swamp Canal still flows between Virginia’s bay and North Carolina’s sound. No longer a conduit for commerce, it offers a transformative path into a wilderness more fitting for beast than man.
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