History

Now Playing: Drive-Ins in North Carolina

They faded away when the masses sought more comfortable confines inside air-conditioned movie theaters. But across North Carolina, six drive-in movie screens still hold on to the sentiment that outside is better.

Eastern

Drive Along the Beach Road

For 148 miles, N.C. Highway 12 courses through the Outer Banks, taking travelers to a variety of vistas and experiences.

Central

Claxton Johnson is Siler City’s Burgermaster

They’re not fancy or complicated, but for 64 years the cheeseburgers at Johnson’s Drive-In have attracted a following of diners devoted to the mouthwatering creations coming off of Claxton Johnson’s griddle.

Central

War Stories

When one soldier landed at Normandy, he never imagined he’d be living to tell about it 70 years later. But the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville gives him the opportunity.

Dining

Lemon Pie is a Down East Classic at Capt. Bill’s

Cool and tart, and with a fluffy topping, lemon pie at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant in Morehead City continues to be a hometown favorite.

Eastern

A Bike at the Beach

Few pursuits satisfy the craving to fly free like the act cruising on a bike, salty breezes pushing back your hair as you chase the horizon.

Dining

Kill Devil Grill

When Bill Tucker decided to blaze his own path, it led him to Kill Devil Hills and a 1939 diner that welcomes a steady flow of locals and tourists who return often for singular surroundings and fresh, creative dishes.

Eastern

Sunset Beach Bridge: The Little Bridge that Could

A new 65-foot tall concrete bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway will be more convenient for anyone heading to or from Sunset Beach, but many miss the floating bridge that swung for the last time in 2010.

Eastern

Battle for the Light

Often threatened by shifting sands and developers, Cape Lookout Lighthouse faced a different kind of destruction during the Civil War, and the debate over that piece of history rages on.