Pittsboro Day Trip Guide

What was formerly a mill town is now being revitalized as an artist’s community. Plan a day trip to this charming Triangle hideaway with our guide.


Brevard Day Trip Guide

Supplying both outdoor adventure and downtown charm, Brevard is the ideal spot to spend a day in the mountains.


4-Day Yadkin Valley Travel Guide

Here’s something the folks in Napa Valley wish they could keep a secret: Before Prohibition, North Carolina was the top producer of wine in the whole country. The industry withered away, but in recent decades, it has grown to include more than 100 wineries across the state. Chiefly among North Carolina’s wine-producing regions is the Yadkin Valley. Grapes are fickle and need to be grown within a fairly narrow latitude range, and the foothills of the Tar Heel State are one such place where they can thrive with the right care. So here’s to growing and thriving, as we ever were.


Photo Essay: Lake Lure, Jade Jewel in the West

On August 21, 1987, the film Dirty Dancing premiered, and audiences the world over fell in love with Baby Houseman and Johnny Castle. “Look, spaghetti arms,” he tells her. “This is my dance space. This is your dance space … You gotta hold the frame.” And so we hold the frame at Lake Lure, where much of the adored movie was filmed, and where Baby grew up in a single summer.


History and High Fashion Mingle at the Mint Museum

The Fashion Collection at Charlotte’s Mint Museum preserves some 10,000 historic articles of clothing — everything from morning coats to evening gowns.


Meet North Carolina’s New Crop of Fashion Entrepreneurs

Our state’s fabric and design story began 115 years ago, with denim. It’s far from over. Take a look at the next chapters of design — audacious, traditional, practical — in the talent cropping up from Asheville to the Outer Banks. For these fashion designers and entrepreneurs utilizing everything from leather to feathers in their creations, “shop local” has an entirely different meaning.


A 24-Hour Guide to Midtown Raleigh

For Raleigh residents looking for a weekend “staycation” or out-of-towners hoping to explore a new side of our capital city, check out emerging, vibrant Midtown.


Photo Essay: Edenton, Beauty By The Albemarle

The accolades and the lists just keep on coming. From Smithsonian magazine (America’s 20 Best Small Towns), from Forbes magazine (America’s Prettiest Towns), from Coastal Living magazine (Dream Town). Everyone loves a list, and everyone loves a superlative. But please permit a smidge of smugness: Here in North Carolina, we’ve always known about the treasure that is Edenton.