Eleanor Spicer Rice

Eleanor Spicer Rice earned her Ph.D. in entomology at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City.


A Weekend in Goldsboro

From tucking into delicious barbecue with a view of Air Force jets to exploring a historic village on the Neuse River, we’ll tell you where to eat, play, and stay in this eastern North Carolina city.


Three Days in Durham

How to spend a weekend soaking up the history and charm in this vibrant Southern city.


Locopops in Durham

Locopops makes the frozen treats you remember from childhood — only better.

Home & Garden

Modern Living in NC: The Urban Loft

For architect Adam Sebastian, a childhood spent building forts and tree houses in Forsyth County honed the design skills that he used to create a home high above the treetops.


Triangle Arts Guide

Music, dance, and modern art: The Triangle’s vibrant art scene can brighten up the dreariest of winter days.


Bounty in the Marsh

Farming and fishing were a way of life on this island at the tip of Pamlico County. Then hurricanes brought rising waters. Now Lowlanders farm a new crop, one that comes from the sea.


The Scent of Rain

Sure, these April showers bring May flowers, but they also unlock the year’s first whiff of spring.


What’s Your Crystal Coast Beach Personality?

What’s your ideal day on the water — do you prefer to paddle the sound or soak up the sun on the beach? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a Docksider, Local Favorite, Coastal Purist, or Surf and Turfer.