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The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is getting a $19.2 million facelift, including new LED lights and repairs to the exterior and interior.
WITN Web Team
Tar Heel Traveler hosts Scott Mason take viewers on a journey along the North Carolina coast, showcasing the state's many lighthouses.
North Carolina lighthouses guide: Including how to get tickets, what days they are open and how to get there.
Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producer
The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is one of the oldest, tallest and most iconic maritime symbols in the United States. It was first lit 150 years ago.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was first lit on Dec. 16, 1870.
Sunday, Aug, 16, 2020 -- Hugh Morton solved problems in the same way he took photographs in the natural world. His best images started with a vision and a plan to achieve it. Knowing what he wanted, Morton pursued his objectives with determination, technical expertise, and of course, patience.
A couple of popular vacation spots on our coast saw more visitors in 2019 than it has in years.
Although the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse was a success, a fierce opponent believes he was still right to fight that effort.
Twenty years after the controversy that resulted in the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, the beacon is more popular than ever, according to rangers with the National Park Service.
20 years after the massive feat that moved the Cape Hatteras lighthouse away from an encroaching Atlantic Ocean, in the Outer Banks they are making more plans to preserve tourism revenue while respecting Mother Nature.
WRAL Bill Leslie and photojournalist Richard Adkins provide a livestream as the Outer Banks community celebrates the move of a Cape Hatteras lighthouse that occurred 20 years ago.
As the Atlantic Ocean eroded the Outer Banks, North Carolina made a difficult decision: Move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse back to preserve it for future generations. WRAL was there every day of the multi-month process and looks back on the decision and the technology that made it possible.
Bill Leslie, WRAL reporter, and Jodi Leese Glusco, WRAL.com director of content
Rany Jennette was the son of the last keeper of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
By day, Jamie Markley worked on the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. By night, he played guitar at local watering holes.
It took months to prepare the Cape Hatteras lighthouse for a move up the beach. It had to be dug out, lifted and secured.
Crowds gathered to watch the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. To transfer the brick behemoth 2,900 feet took 23 days.
An assignment of a lifetime kept WRAL photographers busy for months on the Outer Banks, documenting the preparation, people and process behind the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse back from an encroaching ocean.
To move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in 1999, crews built a lift and a steel rail roadway to shift the 4,830 ton structure 2,900 feet back from the encroaching ocean.
Timelapse video of the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999.
In 1999, graphic artist Steve Campbell built a computer animation to show the process followed by engineers to lift and move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
Months of coverage of the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse culminated in two WRAL Documentaries: The Cape Light, in Dec. 1998, and Away from the Edge in 1999.
WRAL.com was new, and that technology became another way for viewers to follow the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
A process that took months moved the Cape Hatteras lighthouse less than 3,000 feet back from the Atlantic Ocean.