Our Coast

  • ‘Music Folk for Ocracoke’ Benefit Oct. 14

    Music trio Craicdown and the Carolina Theatre in Durham are presenting a benefit concert Oct. 14 to support the Ocracoke community still recovering from the destruction Hurricane Dorian wrought Sept. 6 on the remote island.

  • Remembrance Marks African Slaves’ Arrival

    An event this past weekend at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site featuring Freedmen’s Colony descendants observed the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to America.

  • ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ an Outer Banks Story

    Colington native Tyler Nilson, co-writer and co-directer of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” to be screened Friday at Manteo’s Pioneer Theater, says the film reflects coastal life and characters.

  • North Carolina and the Turpentine Trail

    Historian David Cecelski writes about North Carolina losing its stranglehold on the naval stores industry after the American Civil War, forcing workers to follow the “turpentine trail” in search of untapped longleaf pine forests in other southern states.

  • Hundreds Relive Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Attendees showed the same awe and wonder while reliving the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, just as when the event took place 50 year earlier.

  • Burgers: How Eastern NC Goes ‘All the Way’

    A Carolina burger is assembled according to its own rules, with “all the way” meaning chili, onions, coleslaw and yellow mustard — cheese is optional, says our Liz Biro, who shares her favorites.