As the racism of the Jim Crow era comes to a head, the push for equality gains momentum. In North Carolina and across the South, the seeds of the civil rights movement take root.
When a beachgoer on the Crystal Coast loses a beloved bauble to the sea — say, a class ring or an heirloom necklace — one local comes to the rescue.
The Lure of the Fly
A bottom fisherman will fish with anything — even a yardstick. But a fly fisherman requires more precision from his equipment, especially when casting from a kayak off Masonboro Island. Either way, a successful trip isn’t measured by what you catch.
Follow That Fish
Finding local seafood at a coastal restaurant isn’t always easy. Two fishermen (and one unlucky flounder) explain why eating hook-to-fork is harder than it looks.
Beneath Still Waters
Pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, began her writing career on a 2,300-acre network of islands a short paddle south of Beaufort. At the reserve that now bears her name, marine scientists follow in her wake.
From Elizabeth Hudson: As Good As It Gets
Plates piled with seafood enhance and expand our enjoyment of the Carolina coast.
Ramblin’ Man: Memory Markers
On the meaning we find in a cemetery, the tokens we leave behind, and the clarity that comes with loss and time.
Stuck on Summer: Saltwater Taffy
Lazy beach days are never long enough. But for a taste of the season that lasts and lasts, saltwater taffy comes pretty close.
Rolling Ridge Riding in Reidsville
At a therapeutic riding center in Rockingham County, brave kids are beating the odds — with the help of some noble steeds.