Tar Heel Traveler

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WRAL's Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler, takes us to fascinating places across the state and into the lives of memorable characters.

Look for thoughtful stories that are poignant, witty, interesting and inspiring, crafted with photography that is beautiful and compelling.

Watch the Tar Heel Traveler Mondays through Thursdays at 5:55 p.m. on WRAL News. Watch previous Tar Heel Traveler segments and past Tar Heel Traveler specials.

View an interactive map of Tar Heel Traveler stories from 2015.

Know any fascinating places and people across the state that you'd like to see featured on WRAL? Let the Tar Heel Traveler know at

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Tar Heel Traveler Eats

Pick up Scott's books,"Tar Heel Traveler: Journeys Across North Carolina" and "Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys Across North Carolina"

To mark the Tar Heel Traveler's first 1,000 stories, WRAL-TV has compiled a select few into an hour-long DVD or Blue Ray disc. Net proceeds from sales of the special benefit Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sustains memorial and educational programming honoring World War II veterans and all who serve.

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