A bill in the NC General Assembly wants to make drag shows a crime, just the latest in a string of anti-LGBTQ bills filed by Republicans in the state legislature. (Shutterstock)
Want to Support NC Drag Performers? Here Are 11 NC Drag Shows You Won’t Want to Miss. 

As Republicans in NC try to make drag shows a crime, we’re pulling together a list of the best performances that deserve your love, from Wilmington to Asheville. 

Uptown Charlotte has one of the busiest fireworks shows, but towns and cities across North Carolina are planning festive fireworks shows this year. (Photo by Patrick Schneider for Charlotte Center City Partners via Uptown Charlotte)
12 Best New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays in North Carolina

From Raleigh’s Acorn Drop to High Country's ski resort soirees, these are the best places across North Carolina to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

9 Holiday Movies Filmed in North Carolina You Don’t Want to Miss
9 Holiday Movies Filmed in North Carolina You Don’t Want to Miss

Bring on the fake snow and Santa suits—these Hallmark Channel and company classics were all filmed in North Carolina.

One of Statesville's most treasured traditions, the Carolina BalloonFest, runs from Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. (Image via Carolina BalloonFest)
5 Things to Know About the Carolina BalloonFest

Float free at the three-day hot air balloon festival, which runs from Friday through Sunday in Statesville

North Carolina has no shortage of locally-owned farms where you can pick your own pumpkins this fall. (Shutterstock)
10 Locally-Owned North Carolina Farms to Pick Your Own Pumpkins This Fall

These family-friendly North Carolina farms might sell you a pumpkin, offer a hayride, or scare you so much you pee your pants this Halloween (if you’re into that sort of thing). 

Yum! The Venus fly trap, a native of Wilmington, does its thing with a common house fly. (Shutterstock)
Ghosts, Gnomes, and Carnivorous Plants: 8 Spots To Get Weird in Wilmington

North Carolina's eccentric port city is a destination, and not just because lots of TV shows were filmed there.