What Happens After You Finish Hiking The Mountains-to-Sea Trail

In this season finale of the Away Message podcast, we check back in with our hikers to see what changed (and what didn't) after their hike across North Carolina came to a close.

A New Spin on the Veggie Plate

You know the vegetable plates we get at our favorite meat-and-three diners? A growing number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants across the state are taking that old idea to new levels, offering creative vegetable combinations and alternatives to meat that put a contemporary twist on Southern classics.

Cats in the Pines

Once, our longleaf pines produced the materials that helped ships travel around the globe — but the profits came at a price. Now, the forests that rang out with the sounds of industry stand quiet, and the last witnesses to that era are a rare find indeed.

The Seasons in Highlands: Winter

Walk beneath a waterfall, ice-skate on Main Street, and go snow-tubing on Scaly Mountain during a winter trip to Highlands.