Our Coast

  • Our Coast’s Food: Christmas Sausage Balls

    Our Liz Biro writes that when it comes to holiday nibbles in North Carolina, nothing beats sausage balls — mini-meatball morsels of pork and cheddar cheese — but proper preparation is key.

  • Waterfowl Weekend Set, Despite Damage

    The destruction wrought by Hurricane Florence on the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is not getting in the way of Waterfowl Weekend. The annual celebration kicks off Friday, as planned.

  • Decoy Carvers Guild to Host 31st Festival

    Harkers Island School will be filled Saturday and Sunday to the brim with vendors, carvers, artisans and more during the 31st annual Core Sound Decoy Festival, which celebrates waterfowl carving heritage.

  • Our Coast’s Food: Mac and Cheese

    Liz Biro explains why you should add a baked macaroni and cheese, served at many southern tables during Thanksgiving, to your holiday dinner table.

  • Book Revives Memories of Nags Head Woods

    The recently reissued 1987 book, “‘Everyone Helped His Neighbor’: Memories of Nags Head Woods,” by Lu Ann Jones and Amy Glass, brings to life an Outer Banks community that is no more.

  • Renovated Center Showcases First Flight

    Once planned for demolition, the National Park Service instead restored the early-1960s modernist visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial, which recently reopened after the two-year, $5.8 million project.

  • Audubon NC Expands Native Plant Guide

    Audubon North Carolina has released an updated list of 700 recommended native plants to help gardeners, landscapers and others make selections that help birds and pollinators.

  • Blackbeard’s Death: Part Of A Failed Coup?

    With the approach of the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death, theories abound about the mysterious pirate, but an N.C. author posits that the killing was part of a failed coup attempt.

  • October Brings More Migrants Heading South

    Birder Jeff Lewis runs through the possibilities of birds that may be spotted this month along the coast and invites fellow bird lovers to the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Oct. 16-21 on the Outer Banks.

  • Down East, Its Museum Work to Rebuild

    Hurricane Florence lashed the communities of Down East Carteret County and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum that celebrates their heritage, but folks from here and yonder are working together to rebuild.