North Carolina Places - Carolina Country

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 Parks and Forests

A treasure trove of natural beauty and recreation

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

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

Growing Greener on Campus

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

Day Tripping to Linville Caverns

Discovering caves, falls and cheeses in western North Carolina’s High Country

The Portsmouth Life-saving Station

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