Piedmont

Haw-River-Ballroom

Lit from the Inside

The Haw River Ballroom uses salvaged materials from its past to create new memories.
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The Flower Ladies

Membership in The Garden Club of North Carolina doesn’t require a tea dress or an etiquette course, but a pair of gloves and a strong work ethic are recommended.

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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 — jeans — even more timeless than before.
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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 before becoming a Charlotte airport staple. And because little has changed, they’re better than ever.
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Neese's

Nothing Fancy

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

Crumbly, thin, and fragile, Moravian cookies pack a lot into a little disk.
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Christmas on Sunset

Asheboro celebrates Christmas the old-fashioned way.
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McAdenville Lake

The Lights of McAdenville

A half-century ago, residential goodwill and the generosity of a local textile mill owner put this little Gaston County town in the Christmas spotlight.
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90 Years Strong

A university press in Chapel Hill keeps on printing prize-winning books even after a fire destroyed its library.
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Backstage at Raleigh Little Theatre

Audience members never know how volunteers keep things running smoothly behind the scenes in Raleigh’s oldest community theater.
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