It’s called the “Heart of the Pines Body Treatment” and it’s only available at The Spa at Pinehurst. The treatment begins with a dry brush, but then comes the part that makes it special. Two bundles of longleaf pine needles in the hands of the massage therapist.
5/16/2013 - By: Richard Green
On the site of the first textile mill in North Carolina, near Lincolnton, the Laboratory Mill event space will open at the end of July.
5/9/2013 - By: Richard Green
The Appalachian Trail stretches for around 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. While 88 miles of the trail are in North Carolina, another 200 are shared with Tennessee along their border.
5/2/2013 - By: Richard Green
In North Carolina’s third oldest town, is what could be the state’s oldest town cemetery. On four acres, more than 600 graves make up Beaufort’s old burying ground.
4/24/2013 - By: Richard Green
The first gold rush in the United States was in North Carolina, near Midland.
4/18/2013 - By: Richard Green
No matter the season, no matter the weather outside, produce is always green and growing inside the facilities of Asheville Urban Farms.
4/11/2013 - By: Richard Green
The name is arguably the most famous in North Carolina. Duke University, Duke Energy, the Duke Endowment; all of that can be traced back to the Duke Homestead in Durham.
4/3/2013 - By: Richard Green
North Carolina has produced many stars in the world of music, as 58 individuals or groups have been inducted into the hall of fame, and another 250 are eligible.
3/28/2013 - By: Richard Green
One of the most popular spots in South Carolina’s Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a beach better suited for photography than sunbathing.
3/20/2013 - By: Richard Green
One of the Civil Rights Movement’s most revered sites is preserved in Greensboro. The lunch counter at Woolworth’s Department Store is a spot where people can reflect on history.
3/14/2013 - By: Richard Green
As the passenger ferry approaches, one feature dominates, the Bald Head Island Lighthouse. At 110 feet, the lighthouse was not high enough to be useful for ships at sea, but that wasn’t its purpose anyway.
3/6/2013 - By: Richard Green
No matter how many cats there are at the Goat House Refuge in Pittsboro, Siglinda Scarpa gives each of them a name. Maybe it has something to do with their personality, or maybe as in the case of “Malaika,” who was small and sick. When she arrived, it was just a song that was playing on the radio.
2/20/2013 - By: Richard Green
The way things work at Charlotte's McColl Center for Visual Art is that administrators find artists from all over the world and invite them to come in for residencies lasting three months or more.
1/31/2013 - By: Richard Green
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher just outside of Wilmington is a reflection of its location. The goal is to show visitors what lives nearby. By doing that, the hope is that it creates champions for those animals.
1/24/2013 - By: Richard Green
Artists who play the weekly barn jam at Awendaw Green appreciate the atmosphere. Many who take this stage say they’ve never played any place like it.
1/10/2013 - By: Richard Green
Nestled in the sand dunes along the coast of Brunswick County, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox has stood for 30 years. For something that has been around for more than three decades, it’s surprising how little is known about the mailbox.
1/3/2013 - By: Richard Green
News 14 Carolina's Richard Green has more on a group that sets out to watch and identify new and different species of birds.
12/27/2012 - By: Richard Green
Located south of Asheboro, the Pisgah Covered Bridge is several miles from any main thoroughfare. There are signs along Highway 220 that direct travelers to the spot, and it is one of only two historic covered bridges that remain intact in North Carolina. Built in 1911, the bridge was used for travel until the late 1950’s.
12/20/2012 - By: Richard Green
Anytime a person visits Old Salem they can see what life was like for the Moravians who settled the place. The holiday experience at Old Salem is incredibly popular. It is easily the busiest time of the year for the village.
12/13/2012 - By: Richard Green
hen it’s cold outside, few things compare to sitting in front of a fireplace. The historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville has one spectacular fireplace. The Grove Park Inn celebrates its 100th birthday next year. It was patterned after the lodges of the American west that E.W. grove visited in Yellowstone and Yosemite.
12/6/2012 - By: Richard Green
When your family has been in the business of selling fraser fir Christmas trees for more than 50 years, it's second nature to talk about how safe those trees are and the benefits of having a real tree.
11/22/2012 - By: Richard Green
Sometimes being wrapped up in a passion is a business idea that a person can turn into their livelihood. Marshall Wyatt is a collector of records for 40 years and the founder of Old Hat Records. Through Old Hat Records Wyatt takes 78 RPM records, remasters them, puts them together with music that is similar in one way or another and sells anthologies.
11/8/2012 - By: Richard Green
Baby animals at the zoo are always popular, but when those babies are gorillas, the interest level goes up even more. Not one, but two baby gorillas were born at the North Carolina Zoo during summer 2012. That number is astounding when considering how rare such births are in the United States.
10/4/2012 - By: Richard Green
Situated in an old fast food restaurant along a main street in Wilmington is a place with the most interesting name around – Two Fat Ladies Over a Simmering Pot.
9/27/2012 - By: Richard Green
here’s a new piece of sculpture in downtown Lenoir. It’s 26 feet in diameter and called "Across the Grain." Raleigh-based artist Thomas Sayre is the creator.
9/20/2012 - By: Richard Green
The people who created the Carolina Raptor Center just outside of Charlotte never intended for it to be a place where people could come see birds. While the facility was devoted to caring for sick or injured birds, center directors realized there was an opportunity to educate. Therefore eagles and hawks and owls were put on display. But only those which could not be returned to the wild.
9/6/2012 - By: Richard Green
As part of the Levine Center for the Arts, the Mint Museum Uptown is one of the places where Charlotte shows off its cultural side. The Mint Museum Uptown will host a variety of events during the DNC, exposing the venue to individuals from across the country.
8/30/2012 - By: Richard Green
NASCAR and auto racing is big business in North Carolina, especially in the Charlotte area. It’s no surprise then that when NASCAR was considering where to build its hall of fame Charlotte was a contender.
8/23/2012 - By: Richard Green
At three miles by five miles, Lake Waccamaw covers nearly 9,000 acres. It is what is known as a Carolina bay.
8/16/2012 - By: Richard Green
Skip Elsheimer will never run out of films to watch from his own private collection. All he has to do is load up his 16-millimeter projector, sit back and relax. He can enjoy a 1930 silent film shot in the Pisgah National Forest that is probably the oldest that he owns.
8/9/2012 - By: Richard Green
With water-related activities such as hiking, camping and other recreational opportunities, Morrow Mountain State Park has drawn generations of visitors. Morrow Mountain is the tallest peak in the Uwharrie mountain range, rising from a plateau near Albemarle.
8/2/2012 - By: Richard Green
Many people have never heard the term culinary incubator. About 60 food-related businesses in and around Durham are intimately involved with the concept. They have used the facilities at the Cookery to start producing food products or to enhance their efforts.
7/26/2012 - By: Richard Green
Another typical day at Grits and Groceries Restaurant in Belton, S.C. The kitchen is churning out plates of food, and there’s hardly an empty seat in the dining area. That activity on the interior belies the fact that this place sits at a lonely rural crossroads.
7/19/2012 - By: Richard Green
William B. Umstead State Park covers 6000 acres right in the middle of the Raleigh metropolitan area. Many state parks are named for the features that are located there, but this place is named instead for an individual who saw the value of protecting the natural elements of North Carolina.
7/12/2012 - By: Richard Green
The kitchen is almost always busy at Wilmington’s Sugar on Front Street. All day long, Sam Smith mixes up, bakes and sells a variety of items. What makes it even more impressive is that it is all done in a space that’s no larger than many walk-in closets.
7/5/2012 - By: Richard Green
The story starts even before there was a bench. What has become a spot for introspection and emotional release....grew out of Annelies Gentile’s time with her father. He loved nature, so in his final days, she pushed him on the paved path along Raleigh’s Lake Johnson. However, a spot on the opposite side of the lake, along the unpaved path, was for her.
6/28/2012 - By: Richard Green
In fifty years of business, there are several things that have been constants at Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro. While not much has changed about Wilber’s, the attitude about barbecue certainly has.
6/26/2012 - By: Richard Green
There's a spot along the Neuse River southeast of Goldsboro that is highly unusual in the coastal plain. Cliffs rise from the river to a height of 90 feet, for a stretch of 600 yards. What is known as the Cliffs of the Neuse is a geologic anomaly.
6/14/2012 - By: Richard Green
There are a couple of spots along the North Carolina coast where it is possible to see colonies of wild horses. One of those spots is on the Shackleford bank near Beaufort.
6/7/2012 - By: Richard Green
The typical motorist who uses the Elwell Ferry does know what’s in store for them. Imagine driving through an unfamiliar part of the state, and your GPS leads you down a small road to a crossing of the cape fear river.
6/4/2012 - By: Richard Green