There’s a museum in the heart of tobacco country in eastern North Carolina that shows how important growing the crop has been in the Tar Heel state.The Tobacco Farm Life Museum celebrates the way of life for many families with the emphasis on those who grew North Carolina’s number one cash crop.
It’s known as the “Miracle on Hudson” - US Air Flight 1549 hit a flock of birds shortly taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York and all 155 passengers on board the flight bound for Charlotte survived the crash landing in the Hudson River.
During the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, a military plane carrying two thermonuclear bombs crashed landed near Faro, NC. It wasn't discovered until decades later just how close eastern North Carolina was to a disaster.
Established in 1986, the Fort Fisher facility spreads over 287 acres and its staff has management responsibilities for about eight miles of undeveloped beach within the park and in the adjoining Bald Head Island State Natural Area.
A medical issue forced a man to move from New York to North Carolina and when he got here, he decided to do what he could to let friends and family members back home know the beauty found along the Brunswick County beaches.
A Columbus County man has come up with a confection that has many saying they have switched from eating regular doughnuts and will drive for miles for his sweet desserts made in a small building near the Columbus County Hospital.
When Gary Schwarz and his family opened Pender Pines Garden Center 22 years ago, the goal was to make it the region's largest garden shop with an abundance of plants that grow well in the region. More than two decades later and more than tripling in size, it looks like they have reached that goal.
At one time, there were dozens of fishing piers up and down the east coast. But today, that number is much lower, many destroyed by hurricanes. Only three fishing piers are left along Topsail Island, including the Surf City Fishing Pier, in the heart of the town.
Planting industrial hemp, under very strict guidelines, became legal in North Carolina in 2016 as part of a pilot research program. You have to apply for a license to grow the crop and get approval from the hemp commission.
While many are concerned with the increasing cases of the flu, there is another medical condition that is affecting people young and old, causing a loss of energy. Left untreated, it could result in a stroke. A clinic opening soon in Wilmington is aimed at educating more people about atrial fibrillation, better known as A-fib.
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is taking on a nearly impossible task. The agency plans to have a new home completed from the ground up in just a 30-hour period. It is part of the 30th anniversary for the local Habitat for Humanity.
Shrimp is the second largest commercial fishery in North Carolina, bested only by blue crabs in pounds landed and dockside value. But unfortunately, within the last 30 years or so, shrimp harvesting has been hit the hardest out of all the commercial seafood industries.
If there is one town in eastern North Carolina that has seen a major resurgence in its downtown area, it's Kinston, located along the banks of the Neuse River. In the heart of downtown sits one of North Carolina's largest state historic sites that houses the remains of a Civil War relic, the CSS Neuse.
Donnie Osborne graduated from South Brunswick High School in the early 90s, went into the military and had a variety of jobs, including medic and law enforcement officer. But the job he has today is definitely the one he likes the best: being Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
The City of Whiteville is also a "Bee City USA" community. Now, Todd and others are working to get all of the towns in Columbus County to receive the "Bee City USA" designation. If they are successful, Columbus County would become the first Bee County in the nation.
Years ago, Jim Shapley took a course at a community college on how to make stained glass creations, and he was hooked. That was 25 years ago, but through the years, he perfected his hobby to the point that earlier this summer, he and his wife, Lani, opened up the Sunshine Stained Glass Studio in downtown Burgaw.