During springtime in North Carolina, our editor in chief revels in small wonders.
5 on the Flat-Top: Little Bit’s Grill
In Oak Island in 1987, an ocean or two away from Vietnam, an immigrant found a second home for herself and her family by mastering a new, all-American cuisine.
Where Oaks Meet Sea: A Week on Oak Island
Whether you prefer a seaside snooze, a beach adventure, or a historic tour, three itineraries will help you plan the perfect vacation at your home away from home on this beautiful barrier island.
35 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina
The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.
10 Beautiful Places to Go Stargazing in NC
Where to stop and look up from mountains to coast.
North Carolina’s 7 Lighthouses
Take a trip down the North Carolina coast to see our seven towering landmarks: Once guiding lights for sailing ships, they now serve as beacons of coastal beauty and history.
Vacation State of Mind
The North Carolina coast is dotted with towns and cities, resorts and beach houses, where families return for annual getaways. These places are backdrops for memories, sometimes forged over generations. Yet vacationing — especially at the beach — is about more than just where you go.
Dining on (Oak) Island Time
No rush: The clocks on the walls of Oak Island Restaurant are just for decoration. All you really need to know is whether it’s Chicken & Dumplings Thursday or Fried Fish Friday.
Oak Island, Over Easy at the Old Bridge Diner
On the way to work or headed home from the beach, post up in a booth at the Old Bridge Diner for breakfast and lunch classics — pancakes to patty melts to popcorn shrimp — all day long.