Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: Waterfalls

North Carolina is home to hundreds of waterfalls – small and tall – but the largest number spill over the craggy rock face of Transylvania County.

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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.

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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.

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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

Ryan Held talks about his Olympic nickname Crying Ryan 1:21

Ryan Held talks about his Olympic nickname Crying Ryan

Doeren: 'I still get goosebumps when I get off the bus 1:39

Doeren: 'I still get goosebumps when I get off the bus"