The highest town east of the Rockies draws some 10,000 people during the winter months — to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, tube, and cap it all off with a beer in a bar in the sky.
True to their Beaufort heritage, a mother and daughter bring the bounty of the coast to their Winston-Salem fish market and restaurant, where seafood and friendship keep spirits afloat.
In the off-season, Swansboro boat captain Darryl Marsh ferries intrepid shell seekers to the quietest slips of beach, where a bonanza of sand dollars and other treasure awaits.
A Boone couple converted an old downtown Studebaker dealership into a luxurious hotel where a community gathers under the mountain sky.
North Carolina’s textile traditions are alive and well in the mountains, where handloom weavers and fiber mills add new stories to the warp and weft.
In McDowell County, there’s a cardinal rule of eating local: Food should always be fun.
This rapidly growing city is attracting new fans, who are weaving together past and present in former mills and old theaters.
In the epicenter of home furnishings, interior designer Leslie Moore transforms customers’ homes with a fresh new style and one-of-a-kind pieces.
You don’t have to dress up like the Statue of Liberty, but the curious customs of WinterFest are much more fun if you embrace the madcap spirit and dive right in.