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Carolina Places

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

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

North Carolina's Parks and Forests

A treasure trove of natural beauty and recreation

Deck the Halls

Galleries in North Carolina offer a unique shopping experience

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

Hendersonville's Mountain Charm

NC mountain town pairs uptown culture with outdoor adventure

Homes for the Holidays

The Christmas spirit burns bright on these seasonal tours

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

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.