How Elkin Became a Trail Town

In the latest episode of Away Message, we find out how a quiet place in the foothills went crazy for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Paradise at 4,500 Feet

High on Toxaway Mountain, one of the state’s best-kept secrets unfolds like a fairytale. Southern Highlands Reserve is a native plant arboretum, a research center, a living laboratory. Most of all, it’s a place of unparalleled beauty.

Fowl Play

Each summer, families flock to an old-fashioned swimming hole on the South Yadkin River to watch a thousand tiny toy ducks hurtle through the rushes at Cooleemee Falls.

Main Street Moments: Pineville

Grab lunch at a divine diner, make your own candle at a unique downtown shop, and take a lakeside stroll in this charming small town near Charlotte.