Dawn’s Early Light

On New Year’s Day and each frosty morning after, dawn breaks clear and bright across our state, from coastal whitecaps to mountain snowcaps. In North Carolina, the brilliance of a winter sunrise brings the promise of fresh possibilities.

Downtown: Manteo

The allure of this waterfront town lies in its history and mystery, nostalgia and charm. On Roanoke Island, the past is always present.

Waterside Weaver

Beth Burns rarely leaves Roanoke Island, but if she does, she wraps herself in one of her scarves — a constant reminder of the place she calls home.