Features

Salute to Sacrifice

Generations of Marines have come through Jacksonville en route to battles near and far, as well as on their way to careers, some lengthy and some tragically brief. In the city’s Lejeune Memorial Garden, memories of their heroism live on.

Burger Time

In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.

Talking the Walk

Two North Carolina State Parks rangers met while working a wildfire in Rutherford County. They got to chatting and realized that they didn’t want to stop. Now, the duo hosts a podcast that answers all kinds of questions about the great outdoors.

She Rides the Wind

A Charlotte motorcycle instructor graduates from tearing around mountain curves on a sportbike to enjoying the scenery and the camaraderie of cruising with friends along North Carolina’s country roads.

Homeward Bound

The Map Shop wasn’t just a shop with maps — it was a Charlotte landmark. A landmark on a map. A map stuffed on a shelf. A shelf that sat inside The Map Shop.

Kings of the Road

In Statesville, couples in classic cars take their Sunday drives seriously, hopping into vintage Chevrolets and cruising along North Carolina’s highways and back roads.

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