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Who We Are

For more than 30 years, COAST has been the go-to source for information about the people, places and things that make the Outer Banks one of the top destinations on the East Coast.

The publication shines a spotlight on locals who are making their mark, and it provides current information about the latest happenings that should not be missed — from music and art, to food, festivals, fishing, and more. COAST covers the beach towns of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island, Manteo and the Currituck County mainland.

COAST. All local. All the time.


Editorial team

Donna Gable Hatch, editor:

Contributing writers: Brian Horsley, Carrie Brothers, Dave Fairbank, Fran Marler, John Harper, Mary Ellen Riddle, Phil Houseal, Scott Sechman and Steve Polilli

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Elizabeth Catoe, senior account executive:


Things to know

During the summer season (May-August), when Coast is a weekly publication, information must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of an event.

During the shoulder season (September-October), when Coast is a monthly publication — with the exception of November-December and January-February, when the months are combined — information must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of an event.

Based in Nags Head, N.C., COAST is part of Tribune Publishing Co. (NASDAQ: TPCO).