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Homespun Denim

Raleigh Denim and Greensboro’s Cone Denim employ old-fashioned methods to make the most timeless garment in our closets —...

The Story Behind the Troutman Chair Company

The Troutman Chair factory outside of Statesville has made some of the best rockers anywhere since 1924 — long...

Where Sand Meets Sky: Jockey’s Ridge

The Outer Banks’ Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s largest sand dune, is a force of nature that never stops...

Nothing Fancy

Rectangular blocks of pork wrapped in butcher paper sustain a Greensboro company for 96 years.

Waterfall Byway

The one road to drive to see the season’s beauty.

Maggie Valley

An eccentric town in a mysterious mountain setting bursts with individual flare. And its residents, both old and new,...

Biscuits, Hayrides, and Christmas Trees

A farm in Back Swamp has a collection of country comforts that make it worth a stop.

The Lights of McAdenville

A half-century ago, residential goodwill and the generosity of a local textile mill owner put this little Gaston County...

Old Salem

When Winston and Salem became Winston-Salem, a rustic town of Germanic origins could have been lost to time and...