Piedmont

Douglas Hoover

Inspiration, Everywhere for Douglas Hoover

An Archdale artist finds beauty in everyday life and scenery.
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How The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music Began

A group of music lovers preserves and shares the sounds of a region.
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Dixie Drive-In in Lumberton

Hungry? Follow the crowd to this can’t-miss burger joint in Lumberton.
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Peach Student

In the Sandhills, summertime means peaches, and peaches mean school.
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Reggie’s Flower Shoppe in Lexington

Reggie Walser, Welcome’s best-known florist, has been arranging every kind of bloom since he was 3. And he’s not stopping anytime soon.
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Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Visit Rowan County for a taste of one community’s iconic crop.
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5 Things to Do in N.C. This August

5 Things Every North Carolinian Should Do in August

From “The Art of the Brick” LEGO art exhibit in Alamance to the 44th Snead’s Ferry Shrimp Festival, read the 5 things to do in N.C. this summer from our August 2013 issue.
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Grits

Grits

Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.
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Screen Doors

Screen Doors

Its mission may seem simple — keep out bugs and let in breeze — but on a sultry summer day, a screen door is sublime. Comprising little more than wire mesh, a wooden frame, and a handful of hardware, it creates a barrier and an invitation, and an unmistakable sound that defines summer.
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How The Post Office Delivers Us The World

A mail carrier’s job is famously monotonous. But follow him — or her — around long enough, and understand the joy in a carrier’s day is bringing excitement to others.
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