A Bike at the Beach

Few pursuits satisfy the craving to fly free like the act cruising on a bike, salty breezes pushing back your hair as you chase the horizon.


Kill Devil Grill

When Bill Tucker decided to blaze his own path, it led him to Kill Devil Hills and a 1939 diner that welcomes a steady flow of locals and tourists who return often for singular surroundings and fresh, creative dishes.


Sunset Beach Bridge: The Little Bridge that Could

A new 65-foot tall concrete bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway will be more convenient for anyone heading to or from Sunset Beach, but many miss the floating bridge that swung for the last time in 2010.


Battle for the Light

Often threatened by shifting sands and developers, Cape Lookout Lighthouse faced a different kind of destruction during the Civil War, and the debate over that piece of history rages on.



With the help of committed residents, a mill village along the banks of the Haw River flourishes again with renovated condominiums, quirky puppet-makers, delicious sandwiches at the General Store, and a healing atmosphere.

April 2010

Welding Wildflowers

Metal artist Grace Cathey of Waynesville crafts delicate petals out of steel.

April 2010

Live Oak

Beautiful and powerful, these monsters of the maritime stand as iconic symbols of the South.

April 2010

The Evening Muse

For nine years, this North Davidson neighborhood club has offered performers and fans a venue dedicated to the music.

March 2010

Back from the Brink: the French Broad River

Slicing through western North Carolina on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, the French Broad River is thriving once again after years of abuse.