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Carolina Places

Every spot in North Carolina has a story to tell. Here are a few.

Electric Co-ops are Paving Pathways to Progress

NC electric co-ops are working with local communities to foster economic growth

Steaks & Spirits at The Country Squire Inn

This Duplin County restaurant is a local haunt in more ways than one

Bring on the Heat at the NC Hot Sauce Contest

Visit Oxford for a spicy good time at this year’s festival

Moving Forward Through Farming

Agriculture is empowering Black youth at Sankofa Farms

Sweet, Syrupy Goodness

A culinary adventure following sorghum from field to biscuits

A Tale of Two Gardens

Check out Airlie Gardens and the Arboretum of New Hanover County

Taking a Lap Among the Pines

The Occoneechee Speedway lives on through historic preservation

Tubin’ the Tar

Go with the flow and find a lazy river near you

Big Screens Under the Stars

Drive-in movies are making a comeback

Say It Like a Tar Heel

A beginner’s guide to NC place name pronunciation

Author, Advocate, Entrepreneur

Etaf Rum’s creativity takes different forms in Rocky Mount

NC’s Oyster Trail is an Experience on the Half Shell

Visit seafood markets, farms and restaurants along our coast

Catch of the Day: Trout Farming in NC

Sunburst Trout Farms is among dozens in Western NC serving markets and restaurants

Carolina’s Finest Awards – 2020

See who our readers voted to be the best in ice cream, breakfast spot and 8 other categories