Tar Heel Travels

Click on an image below to watch some Tar Heel Traveler stories that are especially memorable to me. I hope you find them interesting and entertaining. To see more, head on over to WRAL.com.

Or take a look at this map of places I've traveled.

Grandpa's Kitchen

Grandpa's Kitchen

Grandpa's Kitchen in Littleton is a family affair BBQ joint.

Dentist Office Restroom

Dentist Office Restroom

Patients leave signatures and messages along the walls of the bathroom in a Kernersville dentist's office.

Cricket's Grill

Cricket's Grill

Cricket's Grill in Johnston County offers hotdogs, cheeseburgers, and their most popular item- egg rolls!

The Redneck BBQ Lab

The Redneck BBQ Lab

'Redneck science' leads to delicious BBQ in Johnston County

Dennis the Menace

Dennis the Menace

'Dennis the Menace' finds new life thanks to man who lives near Charlotte

Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton never became nationally famous, but he was hugely popular, especially in central and eastern North Carolina.

Quiet Reflections

Quiet Reflections

A man said he felt called to build a place of prayer in the mountains of Yancey County after God gave him a vision.

Melvins'

Melvins'

Melvins' restaurant gives new meaning to fast food- located in the heart of Elizabethtown.

Ocracoke Sunset

Ocracoke Sunset

Residents and tourists gather along the banks of Ocracoke Island nearly every clear night to catch a front-seat view of sunsets.

Chewy

Chewy

Chewy the dog loved riding on a motorcycle behind Butch Ewing and traveled more than 100,000 miles.

Collard Sandwiches

Collard Sandwiches

The collard sandwich sale is an annual event for Joseph Temple AME Church in Laurinburg.

Hootie

Hootie

Gene Hester formed a friendship with a barred owl named Hootie and has written a book called "My Friend Hootie."

Wimpy's Grill

Wimpy's Grill

Wimpy's Grill in Durham features many classics, including a one-of-a-kind concoction the "garbage burger."

Mayberry Squad Car

Mayberry Squad Car

Don Bunn gives Mayberry squad car tours seven days a week in Mount Airy.

Devil's Tramping Ground

Devil's Tramping Ground

Some believe a mysterious circle deep in the woods of Chatham County is the devil’s tramping ground.

Church Moved by the Hands of God

Church Moved by the Hands of God

A church in Hyde County is known by folks as the church that was moved by God.

Bill's Hot Dogs

Bill's Hot Dogs

Bill’s Hot Dogs opened in Washington in 1928. The hot dogs are so good, people line up to eat them for breakfast.

Dellinger Mill

Dellinger Mill

An engineer who contributed to the historic moon landing mission now operates a historic grist mill in Mitchell County.

Tree House Dog

Tree House Dog

Scott Mason shows us the home a man built in a tree for his precious pooch.

Pik 'N Pig

Pik 'N Pig

Pik 'N Pig in Carthage is what you might call a "barbecue fly-through."

Dolly’s Dairy Bar

Dolly’s Dairy Bar

Dolly's Dairy Bar at the entrance of Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County has treated campers, vacationers and bikers for years.

Sherry's Bakery

Sherry's Bakery

Sherry's Bakery in downtown Dunn has something sweet (or savory) to please every palette, but dieters beware, customers say it's easy to eat too much.

B’s Barbecue

B’s Barbecue

North Carolina is known for its barbecue, and proud pork lovers at B's Barbecue in Greenville say the Pitt County landmark wins the blue ribbon.

Britt’s Donuts

Britt’s Donuts

Britt's Donuts opened in 1939 along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Britt's is open day and night, seven days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

© Scott Mason | Images used with permission from WRAL-TV.

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