Eastern N.C.

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.


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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On the Square

In an old building in a small town, a world-class culinary husband-and-wife team’s thriving restaurant proves that Tarboro has a taste for quality.
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Follow the Sound

Musical treasures dating back to segregation are there to be discovered in the far-reaching corners of eastern North Carolina. The newly conceived African American Music Trail will help you remember them.
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Buddy Hooper (left) and John Ochs

Beyond the Breakers

Today, Cape Hatteras is a globally recognized surfing destination. But 40 years ago, only a handful of locals had the heart to catch the cape’s intimidating waves.

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