It’s easy to get lost in the enigma of Carolina Bays, but even easier to explore these mysterious bodies of water.
A writer’s surroundings often influence his or her earliest work. A young Thomas Wolfe, for example, was famously inspired by his hometown, Asheville. Here, some of our state’s best-known writers show us where they started.
From a white-walled, light-filled living room on a hillside come larger-than-life oil paintings that delight the eye and tease the brain.
The backdrop is beautiful, but it’s the people of Manteo and Wanchese who bring this place its charm.
A former hunting lodge at Lake Mattamuskeet symbolizes Hyde County’s heyday — and maybe its future.
Don’t let its diminutive name fool you. Being lost in the midst of the dank darkness of the Little Coharie Swamp is terrifying.
Tough to grow, stressful to harvest, and ignored for centuries, clary sage is making a comeback in a tiny corner of northeastern North Carolina, where farmers can’t wait to plant more.
From the boats to the bridges, the waterfronts to the wildlife, a writer finds lyricism among the streams, rivers, and sounds that connect, rather than separate, our coastal homes.
In 1890, tensions between native Ocracokers and marauding outsiders came to a head. At the center of the conflict? A small but valuable shellfish.