Everything grinds to a halt when Mother Nature dumps snow and ice on North Carolina. Still, there’s something special about seeing glistening ice or a bright mound of snow piled high where it doesn’t seem to belong.
Each year, the post office in the tiny town of Star holds a contest to determine the design of its holiday postmark, which brings visitors from near and far to Montgomery County to add a bit of Christmas cheer to their mail.
A couple has transformed Brightwaters, a former resort tucked among the hardwoods of Henderson County, into a compound of cozy cabins where vacationers are writing a fresh chapter on Blue Ridge getaways.
A few things have changed in Manteo since the 1920s, when a boatbuilder constructed his house, piece by piece, using a Sears kit. Croatan Cottage now welcomes guests to recall a simpler time, when plans for a dream home came from a catalog.