Take to the high seas — er, Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, that is — to learn more about North Carolina’s infamous pirates.
NC Icons: Mountain Primer
Find out what makes our ancient Appalachian Mountains so magnificent in this primer on our peaks.
NC Icons: The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks
Sturdy through storms and sun, North Carolina’s wild horses roam on.
NC Icons: The Fried Bologna Sandwich
Like the old-school, paper bag special, a fried bologna sandwich is a nostalgic Southern staple.
NC Icons: The Tractor Factor
When farmers hoist themselves up into the seat of a tractor, they nurture a connection between a piece of land and a way of life. Nobody knows this better than North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, who has a deep appreciation for the machine that changed the landscape of our state.
NC Icons: The Carolina Shad Boat
This graceful, traditional fishing vessel — our state historical boat — is an embodiment of North Carolina’s maritime heritage.
NC Icons: The Crystal Coast Shrimpburger
Fried shrimp, tartar sauce, slaw, and ketchup on a steamed bun — the shrimpburger is an icon of North Carolina.