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.

Friendship by Design

At first, a new house in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood spurred controversy among residents who didn’t want contemporary next to traditional. Now, two friends — one a modernist architect, the other a historic preservationist — have helped bring their community back together through a mutual respect for each other and a passion for beautiful homes.

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.