Our Coast

  • 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.

  • 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.