Carolina Calendar: March 2017

Say your farewells to winter and end your hibernation by venturing out to some of the first outdoor festivals of the year.


Like a Local: Albemarle

A short drive from Charlotte, this Stanly County city offers old-fashioned fun, new American cuisine, and some of the Piedmont’s best hiking trails.


Two Cultures Come Together on Ocracoke Island

On Ocracoke Island, where old-timers claim kin from Blackbeard’s day, a new community is taking shape. The two cultures may not speak the same native language, but they understand that the best way to weather change is together.


Memberships Are for Life at The Cary Newcomers Club

In Cary, a special club caters to people who are new in town and looking for friends — but it never kicks them out. No matter how long they’ve lived here.


Local Landmark: The Coffee Bus in Asheville

A double-decker bus parked permanently on the corner of Biltmore Avenue and Aston Street offers warm drinks, sweet treats, and a view from the top (of the bus).