Photo Essay: Fall in Flat Rock

Autumn comes a little later in our southern mountains, meaning that this artistic, historic, and beloved village holds its color — and its colorful charm — longer into the season.


Hendersonville: A Modern Mountain Town

Not every mountain ’ville has an aquarium and 30 restaurants — plus bears and a forest — on Main Street.


Carolina Calendar: October 2016

Fall is in full swing in North Carolina, and we’re celebrating with autumnal festivals, music conventions, Halloween extravaganzas, and more.

Arts & Culture

The Return of the Mummy at Iredell Museums

The 3,000-year-old woman who once captivated generations of Statesville children — and helped launch the city’s first cultural arts center more than a half-century ago — has returned to claim the cultural spotlight and, in the process, revitalize the downtown museum she calls home.


10 Coastal Events Happening This Fall

From Washington to Wilmington and everywhere in between, there’s no shortage of coastal festivities to enjoy this fall.


Meet the Ferryman of the Outer Banks

Getting to Portsmouth Island from Ocracoke has never been easy, but one family has made it possible for the past 40 years. Will the next generation continue the tradition? Time will tell.


City Portrait: New Bern

Where two rivers meet, North Carolina’s first capital bridges the distance between past and present.