Carolina Places

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

See Some Lights (and Ride a Camel) at the Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway event runs through Dec. 31, 2017

Discover the Spirit of Johnston County

Spend a weekend on the Beer, Wine & Shine Trail

PreddyFest: A Music Pilgrimage for Many

A sense of community brings festival goers back year after year

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

Christmas Tree Traditions

Finding and cutting a fresh tree can be a beloved tradition

Cat Museum Boasts 5,000+ Feline Curiosities

Wonders abound at the Sylva American Museum of the House Cat

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge

The inside scoop on what makes a recipe stand out at the NC State Fair

Countdown to the Eclipse

North Carolina prepares for a rare celestial event

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 6–9, 2017, near Linville

Lucky Clays Farm is Growing for the Future

The Pee Dee Electric member makes sustainability a top priority

101 North Carolina Festivals

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a festival for it

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