menhaden feature

The Fish That Built Beaufort

For years, a fish at the bottom of the food chain was king in Carteret County. The menhaden industry is gone now, but the songs of the fishermen endure.
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History

Pineland

Patriots of Pineland

“Battles” waged in backyard theaters of war across central North Carolina help prepare U.S. Army Special Forces students for dangerous missions, but they couldn’t do it without residents filling the roles of guerrilla fighters.
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Seabreeze

Oceanside Divide

A small strip of land near Wilmington entertained thousands of visitors — some famous — during the Jim Crow era in North Carolina.
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honor guards

An Honor to Serve

Rowan County veterans salute comrades a final time with ceremonies befitting their service to our country.
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Jennifer Watlington

Sending a Message

When Jennifer Watlington couldn’t find greeting cards for veterans in her hometown, Reidsville, she created her own.
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Purple Heart

For Their Service and Sacrifice

Wounded veterans share a common bond. At dinners held across North Carolina honoring Purple Heart recipients, they share even more. They share their stories.
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K9 Veterans

Dogs of War

After they complete their military service, K9 veterans find respect, admiration, and plenty of snuggle time from adoptive families.
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purple-heart

Salute a Veteran

Contribute a personal essay to honor a veteran in this reader story collection.
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kevin maurer interview

Meet the Writer: Kevin Maurer

Writer Kevin Mauer talks about Pineland, the fictional rebel compound in central N.C. used in special forces training.
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Mary Ann Foy

Burial and Mourning at Poplar Grove

Amid an increasingly hostile society, one estate near Wilmington remains an unlikely refuge. (Volume 3, Part 10)
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Ramps

Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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