Our Coast

  • 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.

  • Event Recalls Drama of Lighthouse Move

    Twenty years ago, there was little agreement on how to save the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, but common ground was the theme during Monday’s celebration of the 23-day “Move of the Century.”

  • Pettigrew A Hidden Gem Among State Parks

    Pettigrew State Park is sometimes overlooked among North Carolina’s state parks, but those who venture off the beaten path will discover its convergence of wildlife, nature and history.

  • Summer Brings Southern Rarities, Songbirds

    While some migratory shorebirds can still be spotted on the Outer Banks, Jeff Lewis says birders can find plenty of breeding terns and gulls as well as songbirds this time of year.

  • Recalling the Lighthouse Move, 20 Years On

    Some folks were opposed and others said the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse would crumble, but the successful relocation project in June 1999 saved the historic structure from the sea.

  • National Park Visitors Boost Coastal Economy

    Visitors to national parks on the N.C. coast spent more than $225 million in their surrounding communities, pouring about $280 million into the local economies, according to a recent analysis.

  • Cape Lookout Rolls Out Summer Programs

    The staff at Cape Lookout National Seashore recently announced activities and schedules for the 2019 season to help visitors plan their escape to the park’s 56 miles of undeveloped beach.

  • Warblers and Shorebirds and Terns, Oh My!

    Outer Banks birder Jeff Lewis writes that spring birding on the Outer Banks is awesome in May, when songbirds, shorebirds and wading birds are in their most beautiful plumage.

  • Plymouth Set to Celebrate Black Bears

    The N.C. Black Bear Festival, set for May 31-June 2, honors the hefty creature so abundant in the state’s northeast and commemorates National Black Bear Day with bear-themed fun.