Quiz: Where’s Your Perfect N.C. Mountain Destination?

Take this quiz to find out which destination is your perfect getaway. Inspired by the North Carolina mountains and presented by Great Outdoor Provision Co.
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Mountains-to-Sea Trail

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 hikers looking for a more varied path, it’s right up their alley.
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Bernie Harberts and mule Woody

Mule Rider

Bored with sailing the open seas alone for five years, one man decided to cross his home state in a manner unlike any other. And then he kept on going.
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rest stop

Safe Exit

They are the overlooked amenities on our state’s highways: 60 state-run rest areas placed for travelers’ convenience and designed to appease road fatigue. For some people, it may be their only introduction to North Carolina. So we want these places to be nice.
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N.C. Flag

Tales of the Fourth-Grade Field Trip

Each year, our state’s fourth graders examine North Carolina’s history for a state-mandated project. But one mother found plenty for the family to learn, too.
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J Chris Wilson

Scenes from 64

Landscape artist Chris Wilson has taken on a mighty big project: He’s producing 100 large-scale oil paintings of scenes along the 563 miles of the U.S. Highway 64 corridor.
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Kings Mountain Book Club

Page Turners

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club of Kings Mountain celebrates a century of reading and culture.
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White Sulphur Springs

The Hotel with Healing Powers

The White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Surry County once attracted governors and world-famous actresses. But not just for the fancy accommodations. They came for the water.
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Janet Manning Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska

Natural Haven

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

A History of Sport at the ACC Hall of Champions

On Tobacco Road, one museum tells a story of rivalries and champions.
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Snack Bar Hickory


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