Western

Finding Peace on the Mountaintop

Built a century ago by an artist captivated by the light created when the sun set behind Grandfather Mountain, Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock now draws visitors in search of solitude and luxury.

Eastern

Homeplace: Captain Charlie’s Cottages

Three of the most recognizable landmarks on Bald Head Island, the historic Captain Charlie’s Cottages, provide a sense of escape to anyone looking for it.

Central

NoDa Is Charlotte’s Island of Interesting

NoDa, Charlotte’s historic arts neighborhood, reflects the ever-changing New South right now — no telling what it’ll be tomorrow.

Central

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Revamped

The factory that originally housed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has gotten new life as the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Eastern

Running Wild on Shackleford Banks

To see a wild horse is rare. To feel as free as one is even rarer. Writer Marianne Gingher searches for the horses of Shackleford Banks and the elusive feeling of being untamed.

Western

Wild Thing: Making a Career Out of Canyoneering

To turn canyoneering into a career means to trade cubicles for waterfalls, pens and staplers for ropes and chalk. It’s never a shabby day in the office.

Western

From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.