Carolina Places

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

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.

Friendly, Fresh and Local

North Carolina’s farmers markets are growing, to the benefit of local communities.

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

North Carolina's Lavender Landscapes

Purple perennials are more than just for show

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

Growing Greener on Campus

N.C. college students are finding new ways to support sustainable causes

Discovering Caves, Falls and Cheeses

Fill a day exploring Linville Caverns and neighboring sites

The Portsmouth Life-saving Station

An excerpt from a new illustrated history book about the southern Outer Banks.