Eastern

The Catch: Shrimp

From May until October, Danny Galloway spends five days a week on his boat following shrimp. It’s a tough, often unrewarding trade. But it’s the only life this Varnamtown native has ever known.

July 2011

The Legend: Mountain Man Eustace Conway

In the serenity of the mountains, Eustace Conway found his place. Today, he welcomes others to his Turtle Island Preserve.

July 2011

The Road: U.S. Highway 64 West

To experience a land, and to experience life, travel along a route that follows the natural tendencies, a route that winds around, rises up, and flattens out again.

Central

The Road: U.S. Highway 64 East

A storm can turn a typically straight and open road to the ocean into a slow and blind trudge through rain. For the writer, the limited vision provides perspective on something of far greater meaning, and the road leads to an unexpected end.

Eastern

Ocracoke

Surrounded by water and filled with warmth, this island is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Outer Banks because of its people.

Dining

Art’s Place

Tammy Nichols has owned and operated the Kitty Hawk restaurant since 2008, but customers don’t have to look very hard to see the essence of the burger joint Art Glidden built 30 years ago.

Central

Second Street Lunch

If you stop in at Second Street Lunch in Roanoke Rapids, order your burger any way you want it — and pay no mind to owner Danny Haislip’s notorious attitude.

Central

Wimpy’s Grill

At Wimpy’s in Durham, napkins are futile and condiment stains are a sure sign of battle. Here, the brave take on burgers, and everyone wins.

Dining

Jimmy Mac’s Restaurant

A menu with 20 different burgers is reason enough to stop by the popular Bryson City restaurant. The family feel is another.