John Harris learned to fly in the 1970s with a piece of nylon. And still today, whether he’s holding a kite string in his hands on the Nags Head beach or strapping a hang glider to his back on Jockey’s Ridge, he enjoys knowing that the only thing keeping the contraption aloft is the breeze beneath him.
In West Jefferson, the cows point the way.
In the hub of Carteret County, the water is where people work and where they play.
Designed as a park to encourage visitation, Wilmington’s Oakdale Cemetery was the first cemetery in North Carolina to be part of a national Rural Garden Cemetery Movement, a place for family to celebrate the living as well as the dead.
The McNinch House Restaurant offers food in Charlotte that is comfortable enough to be home and formal enough for a celebration.
Visit the Triangle for a glimpse of our nation’s iconic bird.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail might not have the cachet of the Appalachian Trail, and is even partly theoretical, but for hikers looking for a more varied path, it’s right up their alley.
They are the overlooked amenities on our state’s highways: 60 state-run rest areas placed for travelers’ convenience and designed to appease road fatigue. For some people, it may be their only introduction to North Carolina. So we want these places to be nice.
Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge.