From its northernmost point in Corolla to its southern terminus on Cedar Island, this scenic byway — bound between sound and sea — links the islands and communities of the Outer Banks.
Members of garden clubs across the state know that the secret to a beautiful backyard is hard work, patience, and a passion for plants.
Going to the Chapel
Those seeking comfort, peace, or solitude find quiet places for contemplation and prayer at these picturesque destination churches.
Beauty in the Backwaters
In the quiet swamps of the Coastal Plain, paddlers find peace, elusive creatures make their homes, and ancient cypresses stand firm in a landscape that is anything but.
Carolina Candy Land
From nostalgic treats in barrels at old-timey stores to brand-new inventions shipped across the country, North Carolina’s candy creators and connoisseurs make life a little sweeter.
A Chance of Flurries
Dancing, floating, falling from the sky: When snowflakes grace us with their presence, they inspire creativity, showing us familiar landscapes in a whole new light.
5 Festive North Carolina Christmas Parades
In small towns and big cities across the state, smiling faces line the streets (and waterfronts) as communities gather to celebrate the season — and get a sneak peek at Santa.
A Pirate’s Life
In North Carolina, the Atlantic’s most notorious buccaneers — from the fearsome Blackbeard to the “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet — left behind an aura of mystery and a spirit of daring and adventure.
Written in Stone: North Carolina’s Rock Formations
According to Cherokee legend, when the Earth was created, the Great Buzzard flew low over the flat land, his beating wings sculpting mountains and valleys below. Today, science offers its own explanations for our state’s geological marvels.