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Carolina Life

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

Enjoy Nature and Leave No Trace

Help preserve natural areas for future generations

Finding Peace in Plants

Gardening can yield surprising health benefits

Carolina Country Scenes 2023

A gallery of your best photos

2022 Carolina’s Finest Awards

Reader picks for the best in doughnuts, holiday lights and eight other categories

Strengthen Bonds With These Interactive Activities

Break routines and rediscover what matters

In Bloom

Reader submitted photos

Homegrown Goodness

Your guide to growing delicious homegrown tomatoes


Reader submitted photos

NC Vineyards: Fruits of the Vine

These destinations are gateways to activities, food and music

Connections to the Past

Archeologists and private artifact collectors study NC’s earliest societies

Time in the Garden

Lucy Bradley build community through horticulture

How to Grow Container Tomatoes

Even limited space can yield a tasty crop

Passing Down Hunting Traditions

A veteran hunter shares his knowledge with youth

Queen of the Drive-In

Sherry Barnes turned tragedy into a triumph

Saddle Up and Read

Caitlin Gooch is an equestrian encouraging children to achieve literary excellence