Carolina Places

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

Find Fall Apples off the Beaten Path

Enjoy the fruits of Ashe County orchards or plant your own

New Waterpark Opens in the Outer Banks

H2OBX is a new way to cool off in Powells Point

Low-Key Mountain Charm

Hendersonville and surrounds pair uptown culture with outdoor adventure

Homes for the Holidays

The Christmas spirit burns bright on these seasonal tours

Independent Bookstores Thrive Throughout the State

The state’s vibrant independent bookstore scene creates community hubs

Edenton Shines Along the Albemarle Sound

This coastal community continues to celebrate centuries of history

North Carolina's Oldest Lighthouse Turns 200

Old Baldy weathered 3 wars, the Great Depression and countless storms

A Lost Shipwreck, Found

Archaeologists are exploring a sunken blockade runner off the North Carolina coast

Butterfly Highway

A network of pollinator pit stops is taking root across the state.

Countdown to the Eclipse

North Carolina prepares for a rare celestial event

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 6–9, 2017, near Linville

North Carolina's Treasure Trove of Natural Resources

These parks and forests span a wide range of habitats, and each is managed for a different purpose

Deck the Halls

Galleries in North Carolina offer a unique shopping experience

More Than a Bike Shop

The ReCYCLEry NC is peddling a better community