For more than 125 years, railroading was Wilmington North Carolina's chief industry. In 1840 the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad was completed and was the longest continuous rail line in the world at 161 miles long. Near the turn of the 20th century, several railroads up and down the eastern seaboard merged to become the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The company headquarters … [Read more...] about Wilmington Railroad Museum
The coast of North Carolina is primarily made up of a number of barrier islands all offering a wide variety of Island Living Lifestyles. NC's Brunswick Islands: At the southern border where North Carolina meets South Carolina are NC's Brunswick Islands. These islands all face south and enjoy the northernmost subtropical climate on the east coast! While they are … [Read more...] about Exploring the Islands of NC
First time visitors to the town of New Bern should be aware that there is only one cola drink to ask for in this town! The community has a proud history as the Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and this claim to fame is celebrated at a number of locales around downtown, including the newly built Pepsi Family Center at the North Carolina History Center, (an interactive museum … [Read more...] about Visit The Birthplace of Pepsi – NC!
North Carolina is home to 17 river basins many of which connect to the biggest waterways in the States, such as the Mississippi, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. Getting in a kayak and paddling down these rivers is one of the best ways to get up close to nature and some of the birds and wildlife that live along our coastline. We've compiled a list of some of our … [Read more...] about North Carolina’s Best Kayaking Spots