Nature


Rip currents can be dangerous at North Carolina's Outer Banks. Here's how to get out of them safely. (Shutterstock)
A North Carolina Man Rescued Two Children at Oak Island Beach. Here’s What We Can Learn From Him.  

This is as good an opportunity as ever to talk about how to escape the biggest danger beachgoers face in North Carolina.

What a showoff. An otherwise beautiful male indigo bunting (left) looks rather plain in comparison to the male painted bunting, one of 7 elusive North Carolina birds to watch. (Shutterstock)
Rare Bird Bingo: Our Guide to Finding 7 Elusive (But Beautiful) North Carolina Avians

From Crayola-colored buntings to a bird that looks like a flame in flight, we’ll tell you where to find some of our favorite feathered friends.

The Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Each of North Carolina’s National Parks and Why You Should Visit One Right Now

A tour of the state’s choice national parks and sites, from the most beautiful mountain passes to the Atlantic’s gorgeous lookouts.