Whether you’re looking for a thrilling day at the races, a hiking adventure on a historic dirt track, or you want to ride shotgun in a souped-up car with a pro, there are plenty of places to experience — and celebrate — the history of racing in our state.
A First Timers’ Guide to Pinehurst & Southern Pines
A Triangle couple explores the Sandhills for the first time — and shares their itinerary for a perfect spring getaway.
Behind the Mask: Cherokee Carver Billy Welch
A Cherokee carver celebrates his culture by finding stories hidden in wood, following unseen lines to create works of art. Now, he’s passing his knowledge to a new generation of storytellers.
Estate Sale Treasures
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.
NC Icons: Textiles
In the 19th and 20th centuries, hundreds of textile mills — which produced everything from socks to blue jeans — supported a booming industry that created entire communities, turned North Carolina into a manufacturing powerhouse, and helped to weave the very fabric of our state.
Our State Knows Best: Tracing Your Family Tree
Find out what three North Carolina genealogists have to say about the best strategies for discovering your family history, some of the most interesting stories they’ve encountered — and the pitfalls of researching the past.