An Empty Hammock is an Invitation to Kick Back and Relax

For 43 years, Nags Head Hammocks has been handcrafting the perfect spot to take in a view, even if it’s your own backyard — or the backs of your eyelids.


Family Before Fish at Atlantic Beach Seafood

She worked at Atlantic Beach Seafood. His family owned the place. Now, Kamile and Chandler Willis are running the Carteret County institution where the shrimp is hand-packed, the oysters lead to stories, and one spouse (gasp!) doesn’t like seafood.


The Heyday of May Day

Before prom queens came May Queens, and at North Carolina women’s colleges, May Day celebrations captivated audiences statewide.


Q&A: Mipso Releases Fourth Album, Coming Down the Mountain

Mipso’s distinct Southern sound has remained strong over the years, but the band’s evolution and growth is obvious. Join Mipso in celebrating its new record at the North Carolina Museum of Art on May 6.

Home & Garden

Photo Essay: Spring in North Carolina Brings an Abundance of Azaleas

Springtime finds North Carolina in full bloom. Mountains to coast, in suburban yards and along remote trails, the azalea — perhaps more than any other native plant — brings Southern charm wherever it grows.


How a Group of Students Saved Crowders Mountain

In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.