Opening

We Live Here

Downtown: Apex

This historic Wake County community is growing quickly, but it’s still the quaint railroad town of the past.

Eats

Rotisser-Easy

It’s OK to cheat a little: Pick up a precooked rotisserie chicken to get a head start on these quick and tasty weeknight suppers.

Features

High Point: Hidden in Plain Sight

For five days each in the spring and fall, High Point is famously home to The High Point Market — a furniture extravaganza. Year-round, though, the city abounds with unexpected finds. Come, take a closer look.

The 1950s: A Shared Rhythm

The sound of change is in the air along the North Carolina Coast: The lively music coming out of a black resort community called Seabreeze attracts white audiences eager for something new.

All Rise!

Spreading the Love

Bread’s best friend isn’t butter (unless you’re talking about the apple kind). That honor belongs to seasonal fruit picked fresh and preserved in all its smashed, jammed, and jellied glory.

Closing

BONUS! Home Insert

Safe Harbor

A modern-day maritime village: At the mouth of the Neuse River, a cozy waterfront community unites around boating, architectural beauty — and “docktails.”

Rustic Revival

Some of the most sought-after homes in Highlands aren’t new mansions with a view. Instead, they’re drafty old log cabins built by a man whose artistry has long outlived him.