The promise of finding valuable antiques may drive some to sift through strangers’ left-behind keepsakes. But for others, the payoff is discovering the very personal backstories of everyday objects.
Good Bones in New Bern
After sitting empty for more than 20 years, a 19th-century home in Craven County was restored by a couple who kept poignant reminders of its storied past in place.
One Day in Historic Halifax
This small northeastern North Carolina town on the Roanoke River had a big impact on American history. Step into the past to explore its significance — and find out where to shop and eat along the way.
Waterfront Walks & Historic Talks in Washington
Uncover the legacy of this former port town on the Pamlico River with the help of five historic walking tours.
Stitches in Time
In the far-western reaches of the state, two men who learned to quilt from the communities around them are dispelling stereotypes while continuing a beloved — and necessary — mountain tradition.
A Century of Opulence in the Northern Outer Banks
An Art Nouveau-style mansion perched on Currituck Sound has survived for a century against all odds — and it’s still one of the newest buildings in historic Corolla.
A Guide to Downtown Franklin
This small town is a destination for gem enthusiasts, history buffs, and Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, which gives residents plenty of chances to share their beloved mountain home.
The Old House on the Hill
When a curious couple stepped inside a mysterious, run-down mansion overlooking Raleigh’s Boylan Heights neighborhood, they saw the perfect setting for a relaxing escape from the chaos of modern life.
The Unshakable Sisters of New Bern
For most of the Civil War, three sisters lived on the third floor of their New Bern house, refusing to cross paths with the Union troops occupying the property.