Coast

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Ready for Takeoff

Go for a ride in the clouds with the men and women who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the impressive work they do opens up before your eyes like the horizon.
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Living Moving Art

Vollis Simpson and his vast hands molded metal into artwork for decades. And when the rust is gone, his giant, vibrant sculptures will stand tall in a Wilson field, blowing in eastern North Carolina breezes for years to come and for thousands to see.
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Where Sand Meets Sky

The Outer Banks’ Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s largest sand dune, is a force of nature that never stops changing and never ceases to envelop those in its path.
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Outer Banks Travel Itinerary

Let us give you a few suggestions about where to go and what to eat beyond the sandy dunes.
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Magnificent Stitches

The Calvary Church Needlepoint Guild creates brilliant images of animals and nature that are sometimes years in the making.
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Biscuits, Hayrides, and Christmas Trees

A farm in Back Swamp has a collection of country comforts that make it worth a stop.
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Columbia

It’s easy to miss this quiet town on the way to the beach. But when you stop, the colorful characters who bend your ear make you quite thankful you did.
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A Sweet Potato Sampler

Go beyond the basic baked sweet potato with these four places to try our official state vegetable.
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What Winter Brings

The camellia blooms at a time when other plants sleep. And for a club in Wilmington, those blooms are all they need to get them through the season.
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Cinnamon Fern

No, it doesn’t produce a spice, but this old-timey plant is full of character.
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