Road Trip: Charleston
This charming city lights up during winter
by Sandra Simpson
Drab winter days dragging you down? Feeling the need to escape to a southern port city — where the architecture is stunningly beautiful, perfectly groomed gardens display some of the country’s best winter interest, and Lowcountry cuisine is prepared by award-winning chefs and local legends — but don’t want to stand in airport lines or blow a day on driving when you only have the weekend? Historic Charleston might just be your cure for the wintertime blues.
Seagrove pottery events highlight 200-year-old practice
by Danielle Jackson
Each November for the past 28 years, pottery enthusiasts have been flocking to a rural spot about 40 miles south of Greensboro to check out the latest artistic creations. But the Seagrove Pottery Festival — held Nov. 21-22 — is relatively young compared with the area’s much older pottery roots.
From the Arctic to ancient seas
Upcoming exhibits showcase endangered wilderness, extinct species
by Jonathan Pishney
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is set to host two exciting new traveling exhibits. One highlights a wilderness teeming with life but facing increasing threats to its long-term survival, while the other tells the story of a long-dead ancestor of the great white shark that continues to inspire lessons in conservation.