The September 2016 Issue

The September 2016 Issue

Lasting Legacy

Giants of the Forest: Our quest to find North Carolina’s ancient trees.

Discover the surviving — and thriving — wild horse population of Shackleford Banks.

Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church hangs on, thanks to its faithful — all three of them.

Meet the family that has made it possible to get from Ocracoke to Portsmouth Island for the past 40 years.

Plus: Eight stories about college football in North Carolina.

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Travel

This Weekend in North Carolina: August 26-28
Guides

This Weekend in North Carolina: August 26-28

Your guide to events happening across the state this weekend.

Come Summertime, Cantaloupes are Ridgeway's Royalty
Central

Come Summertime, Cantaloupes are Ridgeway’s Royalty

From the Waldorf Astoria to the White House and back, Ridgeway’s cantaloupes are famous for their sweetness.

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Eastern

Like a Local: Washington

Washington sits next to the country’s second-largest estuary, a place where the tide meets the stream. An eastern North Carolina town transforms alongside its water.

The Art of Earth and Fire at Mark Hewitt's Potter's Studio
Travel

The Art of Earth and Fire at Mark Hewitt’s Potter’s Studio

The pilgrimage to a Pittsboro potter’s studio will change you. Step inside the kiln, tour the workshop, and leave with a new understanding of an old craft.

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Eastern

City Portrait: Wilson

Here, scrap metal becomes fanciful whirligigs, and tobacco leaves — once the foundation of this eastern North Carolina city — become functional artwork.

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Guides

Carolina Calendar: August 2016

Our festivals, shows, and events speak to our traditions and our identities — like the bake-off at the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival.

Food

Three Sweet Success Stories of North Carolina Bakers
Dining

Three Sweet Success Stories of North Carolina Bakers

The stories behind three celebrated cake-makers and pie-bakers of Asheville, Barco, and Durham.

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Dining

When at Krispy Kreme, Get ’Em While They’re Hot

Krispy Kreme was born in Winston-Salem, but its popularity — and the siren call of that glowing sign — has spread around the globe.

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Dining

Big Oak Drive-In Serves Up Sun, Surf, and Sandwiches

At Big Oak Drive-In, find the beachy lunch of your dreams: barbecue, burgers, fried seafood, and the real star of this walk-up window — the shrimpburger.

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Recipes

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

An appetizer that will leave party guests clamoring for more.

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Recipes

Chili Pepper Vinegar

Add some spice to your cooked greens, pinto beans, barbecue sauces, salad dressings, and more.

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Recipes

Sausage With Peppers and Onions

For your next cookout, tailgate, or weeknight supper, combine hearty sausage with a medley of peppers, letting the mild flavors of sweet peppers blend with the heat from habaneros.

NC Culture

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History

Photo Essay: The Restoration of Grimesland Plantation

One man’s refusal to watch the demise of a historic local landmark resulted in the restoration of a clapboard jewel in Pitt County’s crown.

History
Meet the Maker: Waldroup Woodworks
Arts

Meet the Maker: Waldroup Woodworks

Learn where Joe Waldroup gathers inspiration for his whimsical wood carvings, which won first place in the Craft category of Our State’s inaugural Made in NC Awards.

Arts
Meet the Maker: Echoview
Home & Garden

Meet the Maker: Echoview

Echoview’s woven textiles, including its baby blanket that won first place in the Home & Garden category of Our State’s Made in NC Awards, are sustainably made in — where else? — Weaverville, North Carolina.

Home & Garden
Meet the Maker: Cloister Honey
Nature

Meet the Maker: Cloister Honey

Cloister Honey won first place in the Food & Drink category of Our State’s Made in NC Awards. The company’s flavored spreads, from salted honey to Arbol pepper-infused honey, separate them from the hive.

Nature
Meet the Maker: R. Riveter
Arts

Meet the Maker: R. Riveter

R. Riveter creates more than just high quality handbags, which won first place in the Style category of Our State’s Made in NC Awards. It also creates jobs for military spouses all over the county.

Arts
The Painted Bunting Lives Up to its Name
Nature

Native to Carolina Beach, the Painted Bunting Lives Up to its Name

The most colorful bird in the United States calls North Carolina home.

Nature