Archive by category ''Best-Kept Secrets
In seven northwestern counties, we explore the secrets of cultural heritage centers, parks and wilderness areas, a revived mountain town and a scenic drive that rivals the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Anyone who writes off the rural counties and one-horse towns of northeastern North Carolina is missing out on fascinating history, tasty Southern cuisine, unexpected attractions and even visionary art.
In the second week of our Best-Kept Secrets series, we're digging out a gem from each of seven counties in the southwest Piedmont, a rolling region where the Old South and the New South meet and mingle.
Most people who travel to the southeastern corner of North Carolina are on their way to the beach or perhaps Wilmington with its lively downtown and the USS North Carolina Battleship.