Discover the must-order menu items at 16 delicious restaurants in Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island.
5 Festive North Carolina Christmas Parades
In small towns and big cities across the state, smiling faces line the streets (and waterfronts) as communities gather to celebrate the season — and get a sneak peek at Santa.
A Pirate’s Life
In North Carolina, the Atlantic’s most notorious buccaneers — from the fearsome Blackbeard to the “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet — left behind an aura of mystery and a spirit of daring and adventure.
Becoming Blackbeard in Beaufort
How a jack-of-all-trades from Carteret County found his calling and shored up a Crystal Coast tradition.
Beaufort’s Eden by the Sea
The stately Queen Anne on Queen Street is more than just a bed and breakfast. It’s a garden paradise where visitors forge lasting friendships — sometimes with the innkeepers themselves.
North Carolina’s Majestic Horses
Since the first horses arrived in North Carolina 500 years ago, they have been guiding us. With grace, these creatures carry our burdens, heal our hearts, and inspire our spirits.
Safe Passage on the Intracoastal Waterway
Commercial and recreational vessels cruise a watery highway of natural and dredged channels, with one face toward the land and the other toward the ocean.
The 1980s: The Challenger Seven
One of the worst accidents of the American space program shapes a generation: In 1986, the nation mourns the heroes aboard the space shuttle Challenger, including two astronauts with deep ties to North Carolina.
5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer
From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.