Capt. Ernie Foster is likely the last captain in the original family of sport fishing — his father started the first charter boat in North Carolina in 1937. Now this Hatteras captain works to keep the family fleet that fishes for fun in harmony with neighbors who fish for profit.
On the Edge of Everything
On Harkers Island, locals like Karen Amspacher fight for what they believe in. And these people want to know two things: Where are you from? And what do you stand for?
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
During World War II, coastal residents turned out their lights and waited in silence for German U-boats to sink another ship. The submarines lurking in the Atlantic crippled the coast with fear and claimed nearly 5,000 lives.
At Home in the Southern Wild
At the North Carolina Zoo in Randolph County, gorillas live like us in many ways. They play. They fight. They love. And we love them back.
Safe Exit: North Carolina Rest Stops
They are the overlooked amenities on our state’s highways: 60 state-run rest areas placed for travelers’ convenience and designed to appease road fatigue. For some people, it may be their only introduction to North Carolina. So we want these places to be nice.
Scenes from 64: The Landscape Art of J. Chris Wilson
Landscape artist J. Chris Wilson has taken on a mighty big project: He’s producing 100 large-scale oil paintings of scenes along the 563 miles of the U.S. Highway 64 corridor.
The Birdman at Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Birds of many feathers flock to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Halifax County. They come because one man, Mike Lubbock, brings them here for one reason: his unwavering love.
It Takes an Orchestra
The North Carolina Symphony combines a colorful cast of characters with a complex composition and an ear for yesterday.
Time Stands Still in Old Salem
When Winston and Salem became Winston-Salem, a rustic town of Germanic origins could have been lost to time and punctuation. But today one thing remains the same as it was in the 18th century: Old Salem.