Exploring Statesville

For the highway traveler with stiff muscles and an empty belly, this town is a perfect stop.


Winter Farmers Markets

North Carolina ranks third in the nation in the number of winter farmers markets. Find out what makes these six winter markets worth a visit.


What It’s Like to Climb Mount Mitchell on a Clear Day

Eight out of 10 days, this view from the top of Mount Mitchell is obscured by clouds. But anytime you stand here, at the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and gaze outward, your perspective will change.

February 2014

Historic Kitchens

These historic kitchens represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.


A Meal for the New Year

When cool weather descends upon North Carolina, it’s time for oysters.


As Sure As the Sun Sets

Come winter, folks in Atlantic Beach head to the water’s edge at dusk for a show that plays out in few other places on the East Coast — a sight you have to see to believe.