From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.
A Wild Ride: The Manteo-Hatteras Bus Line
Before NC Highway 12, there were three brothers forging their own path in a Ford station wagon.
9 Magical Places to See Christmas Lights
The holiday season is aglow across the state.
The Bungalow by Shallowbag Bay
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.
Enchantment Under the Stars: A Photo Essay
Star light, star bright — won’t you join us for a show tonight? The cicadas are singing, and the air smells like campfire smoke, or drive-in popcorn, or a saltwater breeze. From the mountains to the coast, nighttime in North Carolina is a work of art.
4 Flower Arrangements Inspired by North Carolina
These flower arrangements inspired by Biltmore, Reynolda, Duke, and Elizabethan gardens are proof that blooming where you’re planted can be truly awe-inspiring.
The allure of this waterfront town lies in its history and mystery, nostalgia and charm. On Roanoke Island, the past is always present.
A Gift from Above: Presents by Parachute in Manteo
During the Berlin Blockade in 1948, a young pilot launched a mission to drop parachutes of candy to the hungry children of the city. Each December, that same pilot takes to the skies over Manteo to show that one generous gesture is as powerful as ever.
The New Descendants
The spirit of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, is alive and well on Roanoke Island. Every year, parents bring their babies to audition for the most important (nonspeaking) role in The Lost Colony — and for bragging rights that last a lifetime.