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Carolina Life

Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

Traditional quilt block art marks significant places of the region

First in forestry

Pioneers of American forest management got their start in western North Carolina

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

Zucchini Mania!

It’s everywhere in mid-summer, but it’s also delicious, nutritious and versatile.

No longer a ‘shad’ story

The shad are jumping the rapids for real on their annual run up the Cape Fear River

What’s the Catch?

If you’re looking for fresh, local seafood, NC Catch helps you find it.

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets

Our mad plaid state shell

It’s rare, but it’s there on our shores


Art by Ronald Ragland

Sun-dried Laundry

Returning to those sunny days when we let our clothes out to dry


Photography by Ty Brueilly