Vernon Owens Jugtown Pottery

An Earthly Pursuit

Jugtown Pottery, a Seagrove tradition almost a century old, is in good hands — the same ones that have shaped the name for nearly as long.
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Lit from the Inside

The Haw River Ballroom uses salvaged materials from its past to create new memories.
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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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Nothing Fancy

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

When Winston and Salem became Winston-Salem, a rustic town of Germanic origins could have been lost to time and punctuation. But today one thing remains the same as it was in the 18th century: Old Salem.
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A Sweet Potato Sampler

Go beyond the basic baked sweet potato with these four places to try our official state vegetable.
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Crossroads Cafe

In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum’s.
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St. Phillips Church in Old Salem, North Carolina.

Preservation Villages: Old Salem Graveyard

We remember who came before us and what they did and where they lived. We respect our past, and we preserve it. We recognize those who spend their time restoring our heritage. In Old Salem, archaeologists bring respect to 131 lost graves.
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