The best family traditions don’t come ready-made. They’re hard-won, full of promise, but messy — just like the holidays. A Christmas tree hunt in the North Carolina mountains is no exception.
Photo Essay: Fall in Flat Rock
Autumn comes a little later in our southern mountains, meaning that this artistic, historic, and beloved village holds its color — and its colorful charm — longer into the season.
Photo Essay: Giants of the Forest
A survey of the state’s old-growth forests from the mountains to the sea provides a glimpse into our presettlement — and primeval — past.
The Restoration of Grimesland Plantation
One man’s efforts to save a local landmark resulted in the restoration of one of Pitt County’s most historic structures.
Photo Essay: Home Field Advantage
Pop flies and popcorn. Mascots and strikeouts. On summer nights, North Carolina’s minor league teams field, swing, pitch, and catch in special places. And the crowd goes wild.
Photo Essay: Outside Asheville
Beyond the lovable quirkiness of downtown, a different kind of magic is waiting for you.
Keep on Truckin’
It's food truck season in North Carolina, and we'd follow these five local trucks wherever their wheels take them.
Collecting Carolina: Liberty Antiques Festival
We North Carolinians are seekers of sentiments and preservers of the past, and the Liberty Antiques Festival makes sure we find those treasures.
Photo Essay: The Carolina Scots
In fields, churches, traditions, history books, beaches — and certainly in our surnames — our Scottish connections shine through and live on.