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The Legacy of Hurricane Floyd

Topics: Coastal History, Storms

North Carolina's worst natural disaster and costliest hurricane made landfall 15 years ago this week. In the first of two parts, we take a look at the legacy Floyd left in its wake. More >


Our Coast: Storms, Whales and Refugees

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

A great hurricane drove the Ca'e Bankers from Shackleford Banks to Harkers Island, Salter Path and a place they called the Promise Land, but not before they took the most famous whale in N.C. history. More >


Our Coast: Ca'e Bankers

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

Old photos and artifacts, like an old whale gun, tell the story of the hardy fishing families who once lived in Diamond City and the other settlements near the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. More >


Pelican Award: Trinity Center and Sound to Sea

Topics: Central Coast, Education, Living Shorelines, Pelican Awards

They went above and beyond for the coast and for their students. Find out why this worship center and its educators received a Pelican Award from the N.C. Coastal Federation. More >


What's All the Noise Over Seismic Survey?

Topics: Energy, Fisheries, Outer Banks

While the debate over drilling for oil and natural gas off the N.C. coast rages on, one thing appears certain: seismic survey is starting soon. More >


A Celebration of Watermen

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Northeast Coast

The annual Day at the Docks festival in Hatteras is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and the living traditions of the island's watermen. More >


Coastal Sketch: David Paynter

Topics: Coastal Sketches, Southeast Coast

Meet David Paynter, treasurer for the N.C. Coastal Federation's board of directors. When he's not bird watching or kayaking on Hewlett's Creek, he's trying to protect it. More >


Cape Fear Request Draws Fire

Topics: Fisheries, Pollution, Southeast Coast, Water pollution

A request to reclassify a portion of the lower Cape Fear River as swamp is drawing sharp criticism from some members of the organization asking for the change because it would lower a key water-quality standard. More >

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