Across its beaches and barrier islands, estuaries and eastern marshes, North Carolina’s Coastal Plain is rich with history and natural diversity. Two biology professors combine decades of research in a guide to our wonderful wetlands.
The High Country: Nature’s Art
The spectacular views in North Carolina’s High Country aren’t just inspiration for writers, painters, and sculptors. Those landscapes — the rugged gray face of Grandfather Mountain, the vibrant fall leaves, the deep green meadows — are brushstrokes on Earth’s own canvas.
Raleigh’s Enduring Hanukkah Tradition
The Handmade Hanukkah Market may be quiet this year, but the close-knit community of artisans at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh will not let a pandemic keep them down. Families will still be celebrating together, in their homes, remembering markets past — and hand-making goodies for the future.
Off the Beaten Path at Wildacres Retreat
From N.C. Highway 226A, turn onto a gravel road. Follow it for a mile. It’ll lead you to Wildacres Retreat, a special place you likely never knew about.
Women Writers of Hayti
A literary tour of Durham’s Hayti district uncovers the creative expression of dozens of African-American authors during the Jim Crow era.