Eleanor Spicer Rice

Eleanor Spicer Rice earned her Ph.D. in entomology at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City.


Bounty in the Marsh

Farming and fishing were a way of life on this island at the tip of Pamlico County. Then hurricanes brought rising waters. Now Lowlanders farm a new crop, one that comes from the sea.


The Scent of Rain

Sure, these April showers bring May flowers, but they also unlock the year’s first whiff of spring.


What’s Your Crystal Coast Beach Personality?

What’s your ideal day on the water — do you prefer to paddle the sound or soak up the sun on the beach? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a Docksider, Local Favorite, Coastal Purist, or Surf and Turfer.


Kure Beach Pier is a Family Affair

The 19 piers along the North Carolina coast are beloved meeting places. The one at Kure Beach has been attracting friends, families, and fishermen longer than any of them.


City Portrait: Goldsboro

Wherever you go in this Wayne County city, you’ll find yourself crossing railroad tracks.