June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 Issue

Our Annual Guide to the Coast

100 Coastal Landmarks: We celebrate the salt-water symbols that give our coast its character and remind us that what’s important, endures.

Eight concrete towers that were built for a secret Cold War mission still stand on Topsail Island. And some have found a new purpose: as vacation homes.

Beaufort by Bike: A coastal town with an abundance of charm looks even sweeter aboard an old-school beach cruiser.

North Carolina’s 19 piers are magnets for fishermen, and the one at Kure Beach has been attracting folks eager for a prize catch longer than any of them.

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Travel

Best-Kept Secrets in the Triad: Roll-A-Bout Skating Center in Eden
Presented By Capital Hyundai Subaru

Best-Kept Secrets in the Triad: Roll-A-Bout Skating Center in Eden

Lace up those skates, and step onto the rink at the Roll-A-Bout Skate Center in Eden, where the faces are friendly and the hands are helpful.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017
Guides

This Weekend in North Carolina: May 26-29

Your curated guide to events happening across the state this holiday weekend, from the mountains to the coast.

City Portrait: Mebane
Central

City Portrait: Mebane

The “hellos” from neighbors are sincere, the murals are welcoming, and the downtown beckons with good books and even better food. In this Alamance County town, there’s a sense of belonging.

Like a Local: Fuquay-Varina
Presented By Town of Fuquay-Varina

Like a Local: Fuquay-Varina

This Triangle town was once two: Fuquay Springs and Varina. The pair merged in 1963 in a joint effort to bring new economic growth to the area. Now, the unified town is seeing another renaissance, one that bears great beer, bread, and more.

Washburn's General Store
Arts & Culture

Family Traditions Run Deep at Washburn’s General Store

Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world, although some stuff just isn’t for sale.

Colorful Blends and Eclectic Vibes Abound at Silver Coast Winery
Eastern

Colorful Blends and Eclectic Vibes Abound at Silver Coast Winery

Complex wine. Quirky artwork. Fancy cheese and Cheez Doodles. At Silver Coast Winery, simplicity is overrated.

Food

Lemon Icebox Cake Recipe
Recipes

Lemon Icebox Cake Recipe

A classic dessert in the “no-bake” canon. Sweet to eat and easy to make, a lemon icebox cake puts the mm in summer.

doughnut-sandwich
Recipes

Sesame Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich with Boozy Peach Jam & Radish Greens

The great internal debate: Do I want savory or sweet? It’s an even harder question to answer on a lazy Saturday morning when you’re making breakfast. Host of Food Network’s “Kitchen Sink” and North Carolinian, Fanny Slater says you can have both with her savory doughnut sandwich. “Doughnut” knock it until you try it!

3 Bakeries Run by the Greatest Generation of Bakers
Dining

3 Bakeries Run by the Greatest Generation of Bakers

In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.

See Jane Bake, a Mother-Daughter Bakery in McAdenville
Dining

See Jane Bake, a Mother-Daughter Bakery in McAdenville

A mother-daughter team serves up cookies, cakes, éclairs, and more in a cozy storefront in Gaston County.

Recipes

Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Taste of Southern food blogger Steve Gordon shows us how to make mouth-watering Southern buttermilk biscuits, just the way his mama taught him.

Our Daily Bread Serves Up Deli Classics in Downtown Boone
Dining

Our Daily Bread Serves Up Deli Classics in Downtown Boone

The owners of Our Daily Bread knew the iconic sandwich shop was something special when they bought it. And that was before they found out it was full of hidden treasures.

NC Culture

Jennette's Pier
History

How Jennette’s Pier Became the People’s Pier

Jennette’s Pier has been built up and knocked down numerous times throughout the years, yet it steadfastly still stands today as a social hub for all on the Outer Banks.

Meet the Diamond Guys of Schiffman's Jewelers
Life

Meet the Diamond Guys of Schiffman’s Jewelers

Want a ring? A watch? A necklace? The Schiffman brothers will sell them to you. Want a chuckle? Try listening to the stories from a fourth-generation jewelry store that’s still doing some serious business.

Washburn's General Store
Arts & Culture

Family Traditions Run Deep at Washburn’s General Store

Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world, although some stuff just isn’t for sale.

Backbones & Cornerstones: 100 Family Businesses That Built North Carolina
Life

100 Family Businesses That Built North Carolina

This impressive list includes dozens of families, and their service shops, stores, factories, and farms that’ve made it to the third generation — and beyond.

Family Furniture Businesses Built to Last
Life

4 Family Furniture Businesses Built to Last

Furniture-making is still a family tradition — and big business — throughout the state.

Family Farms that Stand the Test of Time
Life

Family Farms that Stand the Test of Time

On centuries-old North Carolina farms, family history is as fertile as the soil.