Central N.C.

Lindley's Mill

Mill with a Meaning: Lindley’s Mill

Under layers of flour dust lies the tumultuous history of Lindley’s Mill, which stood as an impartial witness to the struggle for American independence that divided many North Carolina families.
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Red Clay Culture

In central North Carolina, red clay is the sod beneath our feet, the bed from which nourishment springs, a source of work and of art. And for those of us whose roots are planted here, it colors who we are.
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An Essay on Sweet Tea

In our dining rooms and diners, we stir together a handful of humble ingredients to produce an amber elixir that tastes like the South and feels like home.
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Built to Stand: Old Stone House

Decades of neglect and abuse couldn’t shake the Old Stone House, a Rowan County landmark with a story to tell about our state’s early settlers.
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Charlotte, NC - Plaques and monuments mark the site of where the original Queens College stood in 1771 at what today is the intersection of 3d and South Tryon Streets in Charlotte NC on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Photos by Peter Taylor

Princeton of the South

Rebelling against the king, the founders of Charlotte established Queen’s College. Had the college survived the Revolutionary War, Charlotte — not Chapel Hill — would have claimed the nation’s first public university.
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Monique de Latour teaching art at Hawbidge School in Saxapahaw


With the help of committed residents, a mill village along the banks of the Haw River flourishes again with renovated condominiums, quirky puppet-makers, delicious sandwiches at the General Store, and a healing atmosphere.
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Shooting in the New Year in Cherryville, N.C.

Cherryville New Year’s Shooters

A centuries-old New Year’s tradition continues to thrive in Cherryville.
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Trade Street in the Winston-Salem Arts District

An Abbreviated History of Winston-Salem

Tied together by tobacco, the Camel City sparks with a vibrant arts community, Moravian heritage, and downtown destinations.
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