Carolina Calendar: May 2017

Festival season is here: Whether it’s barbecue, bluegrass, wine, or the weather, there’s always something worth celebrating.


Like a Local: Kannapolis

A city shared by Cabarrus and Rowan counties, Kannapolis is at an exciting juncture in its history, too. It’s the only city in the nation that has purchased more than 50 acres of its own downtown while leaders seek to revitalize it. From the community’s first brewery to a new baseball stadium, there’s a lot of exciting change to come in the next half-decade. Until then, we’re honoring the beloved institutions that already make Kannapolis a great place to live — and love.


U.S. Highway 158 Coastal Travel Guide

Produce stands and hole-in-the-walls, local oddities and museums, a road trip to the beach is not just about the destination; it’s also about the journey. If you’re in northeastern North Carolina and heading toward the Outer Banks along Highway 158, there are plenty of roadside attractions that offer more than just a chance to stretch your legs.


April 2017 Beer Event Guide

April is North Carolina Beer Month, and there are events all over the state celebrating the beloved beverage. Download BEER NC to gain early access to monthly beer event guides.


The Bucket List: 42 Carolina Chicken Joints

From chefs’ tables to take-out boxes, we ate our way across the state in search of the best places to satisfy that anytime, anywhere hankering for Southern fried perfection.


City Portrait: Washington

In this beloved town at the heart of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary, everything begins and ends with the water.