By Bridgette A. Lacy When Richard Etheridge peered out of the tower of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station that he commanded, he could hardly see for the blinding storm, what we would call a hurricane today. That Sunday night in October 1896 was going to be cold and long. Strong northeast winds whipped around the
Six-County Collaboration Inspires Exploration and Appreciation of Dozens Of Sites (June 18, 2021) – The African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina (AAENENC) will officially launch this Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19, 2021) encouraging a deeper understanding and recognition for the contributions of the Black community in one of America’s most history-rich corridors. The new
In a perfectly preserved, century-old clapboard building not far from the Currituck Sound, the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School’s rich history and stories are protected for generations to come.
By Aaron Tuell on Jan. 15, 2021 The Outer Banks that many visitors celebrate today as America’s best family beach vacation has an incredible backstory that’s ripe for discovery. Buried between the headlines of the first English colony in America at Roanoke Island and the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, you’ll find the heroic saga of strong