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Carolina Compass

Get out and enjoy North Carolina! These stories should help get you started.

Fire on the Mountain in Spruce Pine

Blacksmith festival brings thousands to Western NC town

Learn About Women Who Changed the World

Traveling exhibit commemorates the women’s suffrage movement

Hit the High Country Slopes

Boone is the gateway to the ‘Ski Capital of the South’

Pittsboro: Southern Charm with a Twist

Down-home cooking, eclectic gifts and … wild cats?

Canton: A Reinvented Mill Town

This mountain gem is worth a stop off I-40

NC Festival is a Bear Lovers’ Paradise

Celebrate black bears and blackberries in Plymouth

Goldsboro: Plenty to See

Great food, a vibrant downtown (and jets!) make this a worthy destination

Local Flavors at Yadkin Valley Wineries

The Surry County Wine Trail winds through a rich viticultural area

Spend a ‘Day at the Docks’

Hatteras Village celebrates the community’s heritage and resilience

Lumbee Homecoming Celebrates 50 Years

Cultural event is all about pride, heritage and community

On the Hunt for Legendary ‘Cue

Discover slow-cooked pork and local brews in Pitt County

Lexington: More than Great Barbecue

Grab a plate but save time for everything else this town has to offer

Four Great Winter Hikes

Get trekking off-peak for solitude and cool views

Celebrate 50 Years of Skiing with Beech Mountain Resort

Alpine adventure abounds in the NC mountains

Discover the Spirit of Johnston County

Spend a weekend on the Beer, Wine & Shine Trail

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