What a gift, those great shifting sandbars — a 325-mile-long string of them, clustered up and down the Carolina coast, looming so large in the history of our state and in our lives. The bridges and ferries, the wild dunes and crashing waves, the beach houses and fish dinners. Year after year, we return to the islands.
Chilling on Middle Lane
A shared wall between two Beaufort hangouts is both a bulwark against the cold and a heartwarming reminder that, in the off-season, coastal folks stick together.
In Praise of Our State’s Clay
Dig into North Carolina, and you’ll find clay nearly everywhere: in ravines, as relics, and even on a windowsill.
The History of the Scuppernong
In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.
James Adams Floating Theatre Provided a Big Show on the Sounds
“Show Boat” was the one of the most popular musicals ever made. And it all started when writer Edna Ferber fell in love with the floating theater in Bath in 1925.
Traveling North Carolina’s Swamps
Swamps keep their secret wonders hidden well. Under their murky black water, behind impenetrable tangles of vines, and among towering cypress draped in curtains of Spanish moss, adventure lurks.