Central

Old-Time Sound

Members of the Happy Valley Pals band preserve traditional Piedmont music.

May 2013

The Battery Park Book Exchange

At this eclectic bookstore in Asheville’s Grove Arcade, wine and espresso entice as many customers as the 30,000 gently used books. Here, old and new collide in a rich, decadent decor that resembles the arcade’s original purpose: to create an ambiance of extravagance.

Eastern

The Simplest Flying Machine

John Harris learned to fly in the 1970s with a piece of nylon. And still today, whether he’s holding a kite string in his hands on the Nags Head beach or strapping a hang glider to his back on Jockey’s Ridge, he enjoys knowing that the only thing keeping the contraption aloft is the breeze beneath him.

April 2013

Morehead City

In the hub of Carteret County, the water is where people work and where they play.

Eastern

Always on Sunday: Visiting Oakdale Cemetery

Designed as a park to encourage visitation, Wilmington’s Oakdale Cemetery was the first cemetery in North Carolina to be part of a national Rural Garden Cemetery Movement, a place for family to celebrate the living as well as the dead.

April 2013

Eagles of Jordan Lake

Visit the Triangle for a glimpse of our nation’s iconic bird.