Eastern

The Simplest Flying Machine

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.

April 2013

Morehead City

In the hub of Carteret County, the water is where people work and where they play.

Eastern

Always on Sunday: Visiting Oakdale Cemetery

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.

Western

Traveling By Trail: The Mountains-to-Sea Trail

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.

Guides

Safe Exit: North Carolina Rest Stops

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.

March 2013

Natural Haven

Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge.

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