Toad & Wee: Strike It Rich

Young prospectors head to Hiddenite hoping for gemstones. Yet the most priceless nugget they uncover may be the lesson that value is in the eye of the beholder.


A Literary Loft in Wilmington

Bedtime stories take on new meaning at a downtown Wilmington bookshop, where there’s no shame in dozing off with a good book.


The Magic of a Local Bookshop

Your local bookshop is more than a cozy retreat: It holds thousands of lives, millions of truths, the comfort of countless stories — and, as one novelist found out, always a little magic.


Downtown Goldsboro is Flying High

Goldsboro’s downtown is poised for takeoff — boutiques, a taproom, and even a burger-and-sushi joint have all opened in the once-sleepy town center. From airmen passing through to longtime locals, now everyone’s got a place to be a regular.


Adventures with Toad & Wee: I, BookBot

The Hunt Library at NC State University has books, sure. Yet simply being in the soaring, futuristic building is enough to make your imagination take flight.