The History of the Outer Banks Dunes

During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our Outer Banks.


Where Sand Meets Sky: Jockey’s Ridge

The Outer Banks’ Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s largest sand dune, is a force of nature that never stops changing and never ceases to envelop those in its path.

March 2012

Catch and Cook

At a young age, Kevin McCabe learned that good meals come from the water on the Outer Banks.


Portsmouth Island: The Loneliest Land

Uninhabited Portsmouth Island is difficult to reach, lacks the most basic comforts, and has brutal conditions — yet is beloved by those who find comfort in its simplicity.

January 2012

Water Ways

If you wanted to fish or duck hunt in Currituck County and its namesake sound, you needed to know the man who knew the water. For visitors a long way from home, that man was Frank Carter, a beloved, trusted sporting guide for almost 50 years.

Civil War Series

A Separate Peace

The war reaches North Carolina, but pacifists in the Old North State secretly oppose the Confederacy.
(Volume 1, Part 7)

September 2011

Sound Stories

Jonathan Robinson, Ernest Davis, and Margaret Willis have spent their lives on North Carolina sounds. In their own words, they share stories that reveal a spirit that endures in spite of change.