Eastern N.C.

Battleship North Carolina

Saving the Battleship North Carolina

Destined to be scrapped, the Battleship North Carolina got its reprieve in 1958, thanks to a statewide effort that brought the ship home.
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Fire Horse Fred

For 165 years, the state’s oldest chartered fire department has collected plenty of tales worth telling. Fire Horse Fred is one of them.
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JImmy Taylor's house on Bonner Point.

Bath: North Carolina’s First Town

With enough imagination, you can see the Bath that Blackbeard saw when he sailed into North Carolina’s first town 292 years ago.
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On the Square

In an old building in a small town, a world-class culinary husband-and-wife team’s thriving restaurant proves that Tarboro has a taste for quality.
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Buddy Hooper (left) and John Ochs

Beyond the Breakers

Today, Cape Hatteras is a globally recognized surfing destination. But 40 years ago, only a handful of locals had the heart to catch the cape’s intimidating waves.

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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.
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Live oaks at Orton Plantation

Live Oak

Beautiful and powerful, these monsters of the maritime stand as iconic symbols of the South.
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Doug Layden at Layden's Country Store in Perquimans County.

Layden’s Country Store

Stop at this grocery and butcher shop in Belvidere for hoop cheese, country ham, and hand-stuffed sausages.
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new bern waterfront

Cradle of Independence: Fourth of July in New Bern

New Bern celebrates the Fourth of July with unmatched zeal — and for good reason.
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