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Carolina Places

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

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

4 Tips for a Safe Fall Road Trip

Planning your much-needed travel escape

Greetings from the Real Mayberry

60 years ago, Andy Griffith introduced the world to his hometown

Take a Dragon by the Tail

Test your driving skills on a legendary road in Western NC

A Living Museum, A Lasting Legacy at Hart Square

The pioneering spirit is alive at the ‘world’s largest’ collection of log cabins

Adapting to Provide Safe, Essential Produce

Farmers markets are continuing to serve communities during the pandemic.

Tryon Palace Celebrates 250 Years

History is on full display at NC’s first state capitol

Crab Pot Christmas in July

Unique decorations are crafted ‘Down East’ year-round