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Tobacco Auction Maestro is a Master of a Lost Art

Without getting winded, seasoned auctioneer Chuck Jordan can sell 300,000 pounds of the golden leaf in 38 minutes flat.

Blowing Rock Snowman Creates Winter Magic

Even when there are no clouds, Steve Stanley, mountain manager of Appalachian Ski Mountain, makes so much snow that...

The Wit and Wisdom of a Pinehurst Greens Reader

No one alive or dead has walked more steps on Pinehurst’s courses than caddie Willie McRae. He has carried...

Prized Possessions

Don’t ask us to choose just one. Each of these North Carolina objects and artifacts contributes special significance to...

Mapping the State

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.

The Fabric of Elkin: The Chatham Manufacturing Company

Thanks to the Chatham Manufacturing Company, the history of Elkin is defined by a single cozy object: the Chatham...

The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)

Passion Means Patience to Bakersville Glassblower

Richard Ritter, a glassblower in Bakersville, is a true talent and one of only 19 individuals to hold the...

The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to...