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Carolina Places

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

An Island Frozen in Time

Portsmouth Island Village delivers scenes from yesteryear

On Location at NC Filming Sites

Explore NC locations from the silver screen

The Road to Recovery

Communities are working together to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic

Quiet Competition: The Joys of Kayak Fishing Tournaments

Events across NC build camaraderie on the water

Steaks & Spirits at The Country Squire Inn

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

Ocean City Has All That Jazz

The Ocean City Jazz Festival celebrates pride, integrity and perseverance

Must-See Mountain Cheesemakers

Yellow Branch is a storied farm along the WNC Cheese Trail

There’s No Taste Like Home

Don Simmons’ soul food is nationally recognized

Carolina’s Finest Awards – 2021

See who our readers voted to be the best in barbecue, burgers and 8 other categories

Bring on the Heat at the NC Hot Sauce Contest

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

Adventures in Agritourism

Visit a local farm and learn more about the food on your plate

Bringing Good Food Home to the High Country

Chef Garrison Wagoner moved back to Alleghany County to make a difference

Oldest Operating USO Delivers

Jacksonville USO has been ‘always by their side’ for nearly 80 years

Electric Co-ops are Paving Pathways to Progress

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

Moving Forward Through Farming

Agriculture is empowering Black youth at Sankofa Farms