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Carolina Compass

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

Discovering Ancient Libations

Sample the drink of Vikings on the NC Mead Trail

Take a Dragon by the Tail

Test your driving skills on a legendary road in Western NC

Tryon Palace Celebrates 250 Years

History is on full display at NC’s first state capitol

Creedmoor Gallery Hosts National Teapot Show

See extraordinary teapots in a virtual gallery

War Grave Beneath the Waves

The HMT Bedfordshire rests as a British memorial in NC waters

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

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