Life

8 Curious Things Hiding in Plain Sight in North Carolina

Our senior writer/editor put more than 8,000 miles on his car on trips around North Carolina last year. Here are eight curious sights he found on the way to somewhere else.

Editor's Column

March 2017 Welcome Letter: Crafting a Good Life

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson writes about her mother’s love of working with her hands — crocheting, embroidering, and cross-stitching memories to last a lifetime.

History

Edging Closer to Answers: The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony is one of our nation’s oldest and most fascinating mysteries. Long after its disappearance, groups of dedicated researchers are still pursuing the facts.

Eastern

Two Cultures Come Together on Ocracoke Island

On Ocracoke Island, where old-timers claim kin from Blackbeard’s day, a new community is taking shape. The two cultures may not speak the same native language, but they understand that the best way to weather change is together.

Central

Memberships Are for Life at The Cary Newcomers Club

In Cary, a special club caters to people who are new in town and looking for friends — but it never kicks them out. No matter how long they’ve lived here.

Nature

Photo Essay: A Look at the Full Carolina Moon

Our trees may still be stripped, our fields and farms still frozen, but take heart: Our landscape shimmers beneath the radiance of a full Carolina moon.