last minute feature

Five Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you don’t have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you’re still in luck. There are fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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Corbett's

Burgers & Bottle Caps: Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar

At Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar in Cary, choose from more than 250 bottled sodas to enjoy with your meal.
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george-ellison

The Wilderness Poet: George Ellison

At home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, naturalist and writer George Ellison and his artist wife, Elizabeth, find peace and inspiration.
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David Olney 40 Acres

Living-Room Concerts at Five Oaks Clubhouse

In a quiet corner of Durham, a neighborhood clubhouse moonlights as a roots-music venue.
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Welborn Gallery Yadkinville

A Home for the Arts

When art lovers in Yadkinville repurposed a long-empty building downtown, they got the cultural anchor they knew had been missing.
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Bill Guthridge

Walking Through the Hall with a Legend

The achievements chronicled at the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame elicit “Where were you?” queries from older generations, and “Who’s that?” exclamations from young fans. Coach Bill Guthridge has an answer to both questions: That’s him on the sidelines.
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McCall's Bar-B-Que

McCall’s Bar-B-Que

These two men do barbecue on a big scale, but not by sacrificing quality. In barbecue-loving Goldsboro, they wouldn’t dare.
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Mount Mitchell

On a Clear Day: Climbing Mount Mitchell

Eight out of 10 days, this view from the top of Mount Mitchell is obscured by clouds. But anytime you stand here, at the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and gaze outward, your perspective will change.
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Historic Kitchen

Historic Kitchens

These historic kitchens, photographed by Emily Chaplin for the February issue, represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.
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Out and About January 2014

Out & About in January

Don’t let the cold air keep you inside all month. From Striperfest in Wilmington to Winterfest in Blowing Rock, there’s plenty to do in North Carolina this month.
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Root & Vine

Elegant Comfort: Root & Vine in Morganton

By that we mean Cheerwine barbecue sauce, which is just one of the reasons you should eat at Root & Vine in Morganton.
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