Tar Heel Traveler stories are peppered with dialogue, descriptive detail and beautiful photography. Above all, they celebrate North Carolina and its wonderful history.
"I love traveling the back roads of North Carolina," said Mason. "What an amazing state to explore, full of so many fascinating sights and colorful people. I also love to eat! Hot dogs, hamburgers, biscuits, barbecue, donuts, and ice cream – nothing’s better than enjoying a scrumptious treat and warm fellowship in old-timey landmarks with faded awnings and creaky floors."
Scott Mason meets a birdhouse builder who is never on the ropes for another idea.
The potato chip company that's crackling with success. The Tar Heel Traveler stopped in Raleigh to meet a man behind the company for snacks that give back.
The Tar Heel Traveler traveled to Hillsborough to meet a group of ladies who all created their own delicious homemade brands, and feed off one another for ideas on how to market and package them.
On National Escape Day: The Tar Heel Traveler remembers Bob Taylor of Charlotte, who made it his mission to escape and explore 100 countries before he died.
A man from Bladen County is a certified master at making knives. Few people in the world can claim such credentials. He uses fire and water, power and might, similar to a blacksmith.
Our week highlighting craftsmen continues with a soap maker from Warrenton. Many of his soaps are in the shapes of sickle cells, and many of his profits go toward research of sickle cell disease which is what his son suffers from.
A man in Fayetteville builds, not cars, not bicycles, but something curiously in-between. WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler met the man building Velomobiloes.
This special edition of the Tar Heel Traveler will showcase the foods made within the state. Find out when you can catch it.
The Tar Heel Traveler headed west to Mocksville, N.C. to visit a truckstop turned roadside restaurant that's been open for almost 75 years.
A world-record-holding strongman uses his strength to make art out of bending metal. WRAL New's Tar Heel Traveler traveled to Pinehurst to meet at man of steal and a man of strength
It happened 14 years ago this week. What should have been a routine flight from New York to Charlotte instead became the Miracle on the Hudson. Tonight, we find our Tar Heel Traveler in Charlotte. Scott Mason brings us the story of Steve O'Brien--a survivor's story from Flight 1549.
A monument dedicated in 2016 celebrates the contributions of African-American people who helped build the Coats community.
An NC couple built more than just a life together -- they hand built a home with wood from trees in their very yard. Scott Mason gets a personal tour of the beautiful home.
People can be passionate about their hobbies -- and sometimes their hobbies can practically save their life. Tonight, we find our Tar Heel Traveler in Fayetteville. Scott Mason profiles an extraordinary quilt shop.
It's a proud symbol of a fire department's past. The Tar Heel Traveler took a trip to Goldsboro and learned the sentimental story of how a fire truck was lost and now found.
From Wayne County to Hollywood. Scott Mason profiles a man known as the Hollywood Mayor on this the anniversary of his death.
At 75 years old, they're a dancing duo. People around the world are following these TikTok famous dancing twins online and falling in love with them.
Scott Mason, WRAL Tar Heel Traveler
They're a dancing duo--at 75 years old--and people around the world are following them online.
Tonight, we find Scott Mason at The Dawg House Grill in Ocean Isle Beach -- a throwback to a simpler time when communities gathered at their neighborhood lunch counter.
No New Years' resolution to lose weight for the Tar Heel Traveler! We visit a little grill in Weldon that was once a gas station and which is now famous for its hot dog sandwich.
The owner is a Detroit native who loves his Red Wings but also roots for the Hurricanes. There are plenty of pictures of both on the walls. He imports his hot dogs from Michigan, though many customers come in for the skinny fries and crushed ice. For almost 20 years, the Cloos' Club has been meeting at the restaurant for once a week. The ladies chat, eat and chat some more before heading home.
Art Cozart is a baggage handler at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and uses Styrofoam coffee cups to create works of art.
Richard Wilson is gaining national attention for his paintings.