In Pitt County, a luthier’s handcrafted guitars are sometimes discolored or full of knots; some are shaped liked snakes or shotguns. Each instrument’s story starts with the wood used to make it. And while the past may have left its scars, beauty can be found in the sights and sounds of art.
The Roanoke begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and travels more than 400 miles before emptying into Albemarle Sound, linking countless lives along the way. Follow along as a native son traces the river’s path through northeastern North Carolina, sharing stories of the Roanoke he knows and loves.
To celebrate our favorite destination dining spots in unexpected towns across the state, we asked one of the South’s most renowned chefs, Bill Smith, to trace North Carolina’s fine-dining scene to its earliest roots.
Having survived Civil War pillaging and nearly two decades of neglect, a historic hotel in Hillsborough refuses to surrender. The structure’s latest incarnation brings memories of the past together with modern twists on Southern cuisine.
Take a drive along Virginia’s Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail for a glimpse into the historic fight for equal rights in education — plus where to stop for food, shopping, and adventures along the way.
At first, a new house in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood spurred controversy among residents who didn’t want contemporary next to traditional. Now, two friends — one a modernist architect, the other a historic preservationist — have helped bring their community back together through a mutual respect for each other and a passion for beautiful homes.