Brevard Day Trip Guide

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


Lexington Day Trip Guide

Lexington isn’t merely a whistle-stop town where you get your fill of sweet tea and hush puppies. The Davidson County city continues to grow, making it the perfect place for a day trip.


Davidson Day Trip Guide

Just north of Charlotte, Davidson feels a world apart from the skyscrapers and bustle of the Queen City. Davidson, known for its stroll-friendly streets and vibrant college town attitude, is worth discovering.


Wilson Day Trip Guide

Just beyond Raleigh’s reaches, Wilson offers a slower pace, Southern sweet talk, and good eats.


Saxapahaw Day Trip Guide

You won’t find Saxapahaw on many maps, and that’s part of its appeal. Once a mill community, this Alamance County gem has become a cultural and culinary hideaway.


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.