Back for Seconds

Don’t be shy: At these North Carolina buffets and family-style restaurants, filling up your plate two or three times is expected and encouraged.

Fruits of Our Labor

From apples in the mountains to peaches in the Sandhills to blueberries on the Coastal Plain, there’s a bounty of North Carolina-grown fruit to enjoy.

Outdoor Living

When we pitch a tent on top of our mountains, in our forests, or on our beaches, we discover the natural beauty that has transfixed adventurers for centuries.

Praise for Pollinators

Small wings can make a big difference! Birds, butterflies, beetles, and bees carry pollen from plant to plant, populating our state with colorful flowers and fruit trees.

Luck of the Tar Heel

In a month when everyone’s looking for four-leaf clovers and leprechauns, we’re paying tribute to North Carolinians who have made historic discoveries and found good fortune — including gold — all on their own.