Springtime finds North Carolina in full bloom. Mountains to coast, in suburban yards and along remote trails, the azalea — perhaps more than any other native plant — brings Southern charm wherever it grows.
The Bucket List: 24 Carolina Chicken Joints
From chefs’ tables to take-out boxes, we ate our way across the state in search of the best places to satisfy that anytime, anywhere hankering for Southern fried perfection.
Keaton’s Barbecue: Where the Chicken is Dipped in a Secret Sauce — and Lore
B.W. Keaton got people’s attention when he started serving barbecue-sauced fried chicken at his restaurant in Rowan County. People are still talking, and the first question is always the same: How do I find this place?
Edenton’s Inner Banks Inn is a Waterfront Getaway
An eclectic collection of buildings in Edenton invites you to forget technology and engage in great conversation, the old-fashioned way.
City Portrait: Washington
In this beloved town at the heart of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary, everything begins and ends with the water.
Cakes Become Edible Sculptures at One Belle Bakery in Wilmington
Here, where the science of baking rises to an art form, cakes become extraordinary sculptures worthy of the weddings, showers, and birthdays they’re made to celebrate.
Meet the Founding Father of Craft Brewing in North Carolina
More than 30 years ago, one man in Manteo set out to open the state’s first craft brewery, and ended up changing the future of brewing in North Carolina.
Lavender-Lemon Shortbread Bars
Dried lavender buds bring a subtle floral note to these creamy, tangy bars.
How a Group of Students Saved Crowders Mountain
In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.