Legendary East Coast surfer Jo Pickett travels the world, chasing waves. But she makes her home in Wilmington, where Carolina’s blue swells remind her of family and the importance of living fearlessly.
A Feast of Love
Craig Love has turned surf culture into his own culinary style. Now, he’s got a kitchen full of surfers — from managers to cooks — who share his deep appreciation of the sea and all that it provides.
Where Sea Meets Soul: Wild Wonders in Rodanthe
When waves are breaking, surfers in Rodanthe cancel other plans — or show up late with wet hair and irrepressible grins.
Where Sea Meets Soul: Easy Riders in Wrightsville Beach
Wilmington’s surfing scene sparks creativity and, in turn, creates friendships. Just ask Chip Hemingway and Will Allison.
Where Sea Meets Soul: Dawn Breakers in Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Here, on the fine edge of the Outer Banks, the Atlantic offers a working man’s wave, reliable and steady. And when these early risers catch a ride, they feel on top of the world.
Ramblin’ Man: His Time, Her Time
When an avid outdoorsman marries a devotee of Crystal Coast no-wake zones, compromise is a necessity.
Miller’s Restaurant: A Burger’s Best Friend
More than 60 years ago in Davie County, hamburger met pimento cheese. The rest is history.
A Cherokee Elder’s Words of Wisdom
Lloyd Arneach shares the tribal lore that helped shape him — and his people.
Toad & Wee: Off to the Races
At Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury — where go-karts roar around a red-clay track — a family on the hunt for excitement hits pay dirt.