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Carolina Places

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

Secrets of the Mountains

These destinations offer something new off the beaten path

Stone-Ground Goodness comes from Linney's Mill

Union Grove is home to a sought-after source of grits and cornmeal

A Local Record Label with Global Reach

Hillsborough-based Yep Roc Records represents NC and international artists

Catch Melon Madness at this NC Fest

Cool off at the annual Watermelon Festival in Denton

Scenes from the NC Piedmont, in Miniature

Model railroaders bring local 1950s-era scenes to life

15 Local Parks for Outdoor Escapes

The best quiet parks and trails in your NC town

5 Tips for Your Walk in the Woods

Advice for beginning hikers from a local expert

Shells of North Carolina

A guide to shelling our Carolina coast

Top Spots for NC Beachcombers

Be in the right place at the right time to find treasured shells

Explore an NC Zoo Near You

A sampling of zoos around the state

Wartime on the Outer Banks

Remembering life on the NC coast during WWII

Burnsville: Family Adventure Under the Stars

A galaxy surrounds this vibrant mountain town

Elkin: A Spirited Foothills Town

Sample wine and tap your feet to live music in the Yadkin Valley

Toys for All Ages, on Display

The NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures preserves treasures from the past

The Seagrove Pottery Experience

Piedmont artisan area is a dream come true for pottery lovers