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More Highlights for NC Coast

  • Fran’s Fury

    WRAL News documents the devastation created by Hurricane Fran on the coast of NC and in Wake County. September 1996.

  • The Cape Light

    “The Cape Light” was the 1st documentary to be produced and air in HD. WRAL-TV News Anchor/Reporter Bill Leslie meets with people living at the coast as well as historians and environmentalists about the impact that beach erosion poses to threaten the historic lighthouse. Should the lighthouse be moved inland or find another method to control beach erosion that might cause the lighthouse to fall into the sea? Bill shares his findings in the documentary.

  • Festival of Flight

    This WRAL-TV Documentary highlights aviation in North Carolina, with special emphasis on the Wright Brothers’ first flight from Kitty Hawk on Dec. 17, 1903. Other features include construction of a 1903 Wright Flyer replica that was flown Dec. 17, 2003 during Kitty Hawk’s centennial celebration, a profile on the state’s first licensed pilot, N.C.’s military aviation history and a look at the aviation curriculum in schools. First broadcast in May 2003 and hosted by WRAL’s Bill Leslie, this WRAL special aired in conjunction with the opening weekend of Fayetteville’s Festival of Flight, an 11-day celebration featuring air shows, expos, displays, exhibits and an arts festival. It was rebroadcast in December to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ historic flight.