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Morehead City

In the hub of Carteret County, the water is where people work and where they play.

Always on Sunday: Visiting Oakdale Cemetery

Designed as a park to encourage visitation, Wilmington’s Oakdale Cemetery was the first cemetery in North Carolina to be...

An Elegant Occasion at the McNinch House Restaurant

The McNinch House Restaurant offers food in Charlotte that is comfortable enough to be home and formal enough for...

Eagles of Jordan Lake

Visit the Triangle for a glimpse of our nation’s iconic bird.

Traveling By Trail: The Mountains-to-Sea Trail

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail might not have the cachet of the Appalachian Trail, and is even partly theoretical, but for...

Safe Exit: North Carolina Rest Stops

They are the overlooked amenities on our state’s highways: 60 state-run rest areas placed for travelers’ convenience and designed...

Natural Haven

Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge.


A town defined by what it once made is figuring out what to make of today.

Filling in the Gaps at MESDA

Museum workers in Old Salem find unknown objects from the South’s history and search for the story behind them.