Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: Meet the animals

Getting up close and personal along with affordability are what make small zoos and farms in North Carolina worth a visit.

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: Bookstores

For a book lover, vacation isn’t complete without a chance to wander a bookstore’s aisles. The best stores add to the discoveries of a new locale and an introduction to the area with books by local authors and regional guides and histories.

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: For seafarers

The disappearance of the Lost Colony is an enduring mystery on Roanoke Island, where an English sailing vessel left 115 souls behind in 1587. When the governor, John White, returned three years later, the colonists had vanished, including his new granddaughter, Virginia Dare.

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: Live theater in NC

Travel guides are full of suggestions on how to make vacation dollars go further, but the savvy traveler knows that for the price of a ticket – often less than $10 – it’s possible to go almost anywhere through the magic of live theater.

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Best-Kept Secrets: For birders

OK, maybe you can’t name the nervous little bird flitting from branch to branch in that whatever-kind-of tree. A stuttering chirp erupts from the edge of a pond, and you don’t know whether it’s a bird or what.

Videos

Best Kept Secrets-Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q

Video: Andy Stephenson describes the family restaurant that his father started in 1958, serving pit cooked Bar-B-Q and country cooking to generations of families from his business in Johnston County, N.C.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Best Kept Secrets-Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q 1:39

Best Kept Secrets-Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q

Best Kept Secrets: Day Trip Edition | Asheville 2:27

Best Kept Secrets: Day Trip Edition | Asheville

Charlotte police release body-cam video of Scott shooting 2:22

Charlotte police release body-cam video of Scott shooting

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32nd NC Pride Parade and Festival