Nature outshines even the brightest newfangled Christmas decorations. From garlands to kissing balls, homegrown, family-owned garden centers stock the holly (and the jolly) of the season.
A sprig might get you kissed, but watch out: There’s more to this plucky plant than meets the eye.
December’s night sky puts on a show, whether you can identify what you’re seeing — or just like the pretty lights.
The last train left the station in 1986, but this former Confederate headquarters was the first stop in Burgaw’s revitalization.
The coots, loons, and surf scoters in this Harkers Island studio don’t fly. But they land in collections and competitions from coast to coast, as rows of blue ribbons attest.
The 50 rhyming, chiming bells of Duke Chapel’s grand carillon have rung out over the university for more than 80 years.
Adventures across the state can wait. At Christmas, there’s nothing like the warmth and comfort of your own house.
Handmade from Popsicle sticks and macaroni, or preserved from generations past: An ornament represents a story, a memory, a treasured entry on the timeline of our lives.
Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson considers what her Christmas wish list might look like today, compared to the ones she used to write as a child.