June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 Issue

Our Annual Guide to the Coast

100 Coastal Landmarks: We celebrate the salt-water symbols that give our coast its character and remind us that what’s important, endures.

Eight concrete towers that were built for a secret Cold War mission still stand on Topsail Island. And some have found a new purpose: as vacation homes.

Beaufort by Bike: A coastal town with an abundance of charm looks even sweeter aboard an old-school beach cruiser.

North Carolina’s 19 piers are magnets for fishermen, and the one at Kure Beach has been attracting folks eager for a prize catch longer than any of them.

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Travel

Eastern

The Final Voyage of the Agnes E. Fry

In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.

Kure Beach Pier is a Family Affair
Eastern

Kure Beach Pier is a Family Affair

The 19 piers along the North Carolina coast are beloved meeting places. The one at Kure Beach has been attracting friends, families, and fishermen longer than any of them.

Like a Local: Williamston
Presented By ElectriCities of NC

Like a Local: Williamston

Like the river it’s situated next to, Williamston is a steady force in northeastern North Carolina. From a decades-old oyster bar to a barn-turned-bed-and-breakfast, the town boasts surprises at every turn.

This Weekend in North Carolina: June 23-25
Guides

This Weekend in North Carolina: June 23-25

Your curated guide to events happening across the state this weekend, from the mountains to the coast.

Gideon Ridge Inn
Western

Home Away From Home at the Gideon Ridge Inn in Blowing Rock

Stunning mountain views accompany every moment, from tea on the terrace to dinner in the conservatory, at this storied summer home in Blowing Rock.

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham's Ponysaurus
Central

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham’s Ponysaurus

Ponysaurus Brewing Company stands at the center of a green oasis as if conjured from your imagination. But it’s what’s inside that makes this Durham hangout so enchanting.

Food

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham's Ponysaurus
Central

Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham’s Ponysaurus

Ponysaurus Brewing Company stands at the center of a green oasis as if conjured from your imagination. But it’s what’s inside that makes this Durham hangout so enchanting.

Stanbury is Changing the Capital City's Palate, One Dish at a Time
Central

Stanbury is Changing the Capital City’s Palate, One Dish at a Time

One of the most popular restaurants in Raleigh — and its adventurous, innovative menu — is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, hidden in plain sight.

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe
Recipes

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

“Summer soup” may sound like a contradiction, but our chilled cucumber version is cool and refreshing.

Barbecue Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Recipes

Barbecue Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

As an appetizer or an entrée, these wraps are a brilliant way to enjoy leftover barbecue.

Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe
Recipes

Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe

This refreshing salad is sweet, salty, summertime perfection.

fish tacos peach salsa
Presented By Twiddy & Company

Blackened Fish Tacos with Carolina Peach Salsa

Satisfying and easy to make, these fish tacos topped with peach salsa are perfect for a summer supper.

NC Culture

Eastern

The Final Voyage of the Agnes E. Fry

In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.

Life

Old Wooden Docks are Where Summer Memories are Made

For fishing, floating, jumping off, or just sitting, nothing compares to the delight of a dock.

Family Tradition: Farm Fresh
Life

Family Tradition: An Afternoon Well Spent at Rudd Farm

Every kid should spend a day on the farm, learning about how his food is grown. A generous helping of sweet corn, eaten right in a Guilford County field, is just a bonus.

Emerald Isle Realty Cottage
Eastern

How Emerald Isle Became the Quintessential Beach Town

One of the most popular vacation destinations on the Crystal Coast began with a family’s cottage and love of the place that would become Emerald Isle.

The Story of Texas Pete
History

The Story of Texas Pete

The hot sauce’s name might be an homage to The Lone Star State, but Texas Pete has always been a Winston-Salem staple.

Q&A: Delta Rae’s Summer 2017 Tour Has a Special Perk for Teachers
Arts

Q&A: Delta Rae’s Summer 2017 Tour Has a Special Perk for Teachers

Durham’s own Delta Rae released its latest EP, A Long and Happy Life, with summer tour dates through September 2017.