Queen for a Day on Lake Norman

Finding rest, relaxation, and a new view of Lake Norman aboard the Catawba Queen riverboat. It’s about the ride, not the race.


A Proper Meal in a Mountain Town

In a sea of restaurants touting their down-home fare, a chef in Boone is serving up the real deal. The proof is in the (tomato) pie.


2016 Music Festival Roundup

You’ll never believe how many music festivals there are in our state this year. We suggest adding a few from our roundup to your calendar — you’re likely to discover new music, and create new traditions with your family and friends.


Carolina Calendar: July 2016

Summer days seem to last forever. Fill them with outdoor movies and concerts, Fourth of July fireworks, and festivals for your favorite foods.


Like a Local: Morganton

Morganton might be in the foothills, but it doesn’t live in the shadows of bigger Blue Ridge cities. Its residents are redefining what it means to grow while staying grounded.


Photo Essay: Outside Asheville

Beyond the lovable quirkiness of downtown, a different kind of magic is waiting for you.


City Portrait: Hickory

This Catawba County city inspires residents to craft well-rounded lives — and much, much more.


Carolina Calendar: June 2016

Soak up the North Carolina sunshine with a variety of outdoor activities, because summer is finally here.