Welcome to our Ramblings feature as we help you explore Lovely Things NC.


The Remarkable Bridge That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

There is a variety of must-see bridges in the Tar Heel State, but few are as spectacular as the concrete segmented bridge that clings to the side of Grandfather Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Only In Your State)

Ocracoke, NC

A resident blogger writes that one the best things about Ocracoke is “the feeling of being on island time…slow and relaxed…casual and as carefree as you desire,” which pretty much sums up the pace of this out-of-the-way and unique place. Some call it “heaven, “paradise” and “magical,” – the “Pearl of the Outer Banks.” (Outer Banks.com)

Military Timeline

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations. (NCDCR)


November 2018 Beer Event Guide

This month, we’re thankful for cool weather and cold beer. (Our State Magazine)

Swan Creek Riedel Barrel Tasting Wine Tour

November 10 & 11 – Hamptonville. Vineyards of the Swan Creek Wine Trail invite you to join them for a red wine pairing event. Riedel wine glasses are the world’s best and make every glass of wine a memorable experience. This exclusive holiday event marries the expertise of Riedel glasses with the award-winning wines of the Swan Creek AVA.  (NC Wine)


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