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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Outer Banks

You’ve visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial and seen The Lost Colony, but whether this is your first or 15th trip to the Outer Banks, there’s always more to discover.

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Knotts Island is One of the Coast’s Best-Kept Secrets

When coming straight from North Carolina’s mainland, the unincorporated community of Knotts Island is only accessible by ferry. Its remoteness is what locals love.

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Music is Never Far Away in Downtown Shelby

Bluegrass and country music played prominent roles in this Foothills city’s past. Now, thanks to two legendary native sons, the signature sounds are taking center stage in its future.

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Honoring the Waters that Provide Our Bounty

Surely the first feast came from the water. By net or line, hook or gig, the promise of a fresh catch lures us still, and sustains us always.

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Tar River Draws Visitors to Rocky Mount’s Brew Hub

Rocky Mount’s shuttered textile mill is once again open for business — only this time for suds, not duds. Can craft brewing power this river town?

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Meet the Ferryman of the Outer Banks

Getting to Portsmouth Island from Ocracoke has never been easy, but one family has made it possible for the past 40 years. Will the next generation continue the tradition? Time will tell.

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City Portrait: New Bern

Where two rivers meet, North Carolina’s first capital bridges the distance between past and present.