A few favorite reasons to head out east: glazed croissants, fluffy doughnuts, and cheese biscuits.
The Museum That Tells Princeville’s Story
A new mobile museum helps visitors understand the deep history of the country’s first incorporated African American town, its faith born of resilience, and, most important, its hopes for the future.
Abrams BBQ & Seafood
At a handful of Abrams BBQ & Seafood restaurants across eastern North Carolina, the founding family invites you to load up your plate at the buffet and join them for a meal.
Back in the Day: The Cool Pool
In July 1933, just months after the Tarboro pool opened, the town council hired an industrial refrigeration company to design and install a cooling unit for their new pool.
Spend just one day in the heart of this historic town and you’ll understand how, for more than three centuries, it’s been able to preserve its charm.
Pearls of the Coastal Plain:
14 Towns Before the Shore
These towns are buoyed by their proximity to water — river, sound, bay — yet they’re far enough from the ocean that you won’t find sand in your shoes. Here, 14 quirky places claim their fame in boats and bears, local characters and history.
Homeplace: Piney Prospect
Tarboro's Piney Prospect sat unoccupied and in a state of disrepair for years until Bob and Sharon Foster gave it a new lease on life.
Blackbeard’s BBQ & C-Food
Those in search of tasty treasure can find it hidden in the heart of eastern North Carolina’s barbecue belt.
The waters came. The waters went. But the people stayed, giving this eastern North Carolina town the chance to fight back and become even stronger — “after the flood.”