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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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Ocean Isle Oasis: The Winds Resort Beach Club

Forty years ago, an advertising artist from New York and his wife found an island paradise. Today, their children take care of their widower father and the resort that their parents created.

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Spring Getaways

Don’t miss these great travel ideas and specials from our partners this spring.
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Recipes from Beaufort Grocery Company

How an old grocery store and a couple’s special sandwich launched an esteemed restaurant.
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Fiddle Festivals

Fiddlers’ conventions have long brought North Carolina communities together.
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Lumina Pavilion

“Only when it was gone did we realize what was lost.”
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Debbie Millis' home at 119 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores.

In Love with Flat Tops

Distinctive cottages with flat roofs were an Outer Banks staple. Dozens survive in Southern Shores, and their admirers are as enchanted as ever by the homes’ iconic simplicity.
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Summer in the Sixties

Every generation makes its own beach memories. Summer in the ’60s was seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and board games. We didn’t realize then what those long, bright days would mean to us now – sunburns and all.
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Find Your Perfect North Carolina Beach

Which North Carolina beach was made for you? Before packing your swimsuit, take our quiz presented by Crabtree Valley Mall.
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Where Are We? The Story of North Carolina Maps

Sedan-size maps of centuries past weren’t as convenient as our smartphones’ GPS, but without them, we would have been lost.
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Britt’s Donut Shop: 75 Years of Making Doughnuts & Memories

Britt’s Donut Shop has become a mandatory stop for many Carolina Beach visitors. Julie Thomson explores its delicious legacy, fan club, and commemorative book.

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