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Carolina Places

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

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

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

Taking a Lap Among the Pines

The Occoneechee Speedway lives on through historic preservation

There’s No Taste Like Home

Don Simmons’ soul food is nationally recognized

The Crop that Pops

Yadkin Valley Popcorn is a local leader in growing a beloved snack

Steaks & Spirits at The Country Squire Inn

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

Sweet, Syrupy Goodness

A culinary adventure following sorghum from field to biscuits

Tubin’ the Tar

Go with the flow and find a lazy river near you

Oldest Operating USO Delivers

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

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

A Tale of Two Gardens

Check out Airlie Gardens and the Arboretum of New Hanover County

Big Screens Under the Stars

Drive-in movies are making a comeback