Things are looking up: Keep your eyes on the summer sky for Fourth of July fireworks, kite festivals, and stargazing events.
Your curated guide to events happening across the state this Independence Day weekend, from the mountains to the coast.
In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.
The 19 piers along the North Carolina coast are beloved meeting places. The one at Kure Beach has been attracting friends, families, and fishermen longer than any of them.
Like the river it’s situated next to, Williamston is a steady force in northeastern North Carolina. From a decades-old oyster bar to a barn-turned-bed-and-breakfast, the town boasts surprises at every turn.
Stunning mountain views accompany every moment, from tea on the terrace to dinner in the conservatory, at this storied summer home in Blowing Rock.
Ponysaurus Brewing Company stands at the center of a green oasis as if conjured from your imagination. But it’s what’s inside that makes this Durham hangout so enchanting.
One of the most popular restaurants in Raleigh — and its adventurous, innovative menu — is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, hidden in plain sight.
Find yourself in honey heaven in the heart of downtown Asheville and learn a thing or two about how you can help save Mother Nature’s greatest pollinators.