A North Carolina artist recycles license plates, builds custom guitars, and sells them to celebrities and Tar Heels alike.
The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.
Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.