Similar to a cobbler and less fussy than a pie, sonker is a baked fruit dessert native to Surry County. While sweet potatoes are used here, feel free to experiment with whatever seasonal fruit you have on hand.
This small northeastern North Carolina town on the Roanoke River had a big impact on American history. Step into the past to explore its significance — and find out where to shop and eat along the way.
An auctioneer in Orange County not only sells precious art and other items gleaned from estates, but he also helps trace their ancestry and facilitate the return of some historic pieces to their rightful homes.
A writer discovers connections to his Appalachian past in the pages of a forgotten diary and among the headstones of a local cemetery, but deeper ties to past generations require a little more digging.
Doc Watson’s legendary flat-picking style helped define the sound of North Carolina. But he would’ve been the first to say that he was one link in a long tradition of folk and bluegrass. Raised in a musical home in Deep Gap, his influence branched out far beyond Watauga County, welcoming new generations of musicians into the fold.