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The October 2016 Issue

Annual Mountain Issue

Old Land, New Harvest: Meet a new crop of farmers that honors tradition, with contemporary twists.

If you need something at the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, most times, you don’t even have to ask.

Sorghum syrup has a long tradition in North Carolina’s mountains. Now the rest of the state is sweet on it, too.

Discover 32 mountain breakfast places worthy of a North Carolina wake-up call.

Plus: Four recipes straight from hog heaven, celebrating our love of barbecue, bacon, and more.

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Travel

Carolina Calendar: October 2016
Guides

Carolina Calendar: October 2016

Fall is in full swing in North Carolina, and we’re celebrating with autumnal festivals, music conventions, Halloween extravaganzas, and more.

The Return of the Mummy to Iredell Museums
Arts & Culture

The Return of the Mummy at Iredell Museums

The 3,000-year-old woman who once captivated generations of Statesville children — and helped launch the city’s first cultural arts center more than a half-century ago — has returned to claim the cultural spotlight and, in the process, revitalize the downtown museum she calls home.

This Weekend in North Carolina: September 30-October 2
Guides

This Weekend in North Carolina: September 30-October 2

Your guide to events happening across the state this weekend.

10 Coastal Events Happening This Fall
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10 Coastal Events Happening This Fall

From Washington to Wilmington and everywhere in between, there’s no shortage of coastal festivities to enjoy this fall.

Meet the Ferryman of the Outer Banks
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Meet the Ferryman of the Outer Banks

Getting to Portsmouth Island from Ocracoke has never been easy, but one family has made it possible for the past 40 years. Will the next generation continue the tradition? Time will tell.

Two Gaston County Residents are Reviving Their Community
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Two Gaston County Residents are Reviving Their Community

In a forgotten corner of Gaston County, a pastor and his wife are trying to bring a tiny community back to life.

Food

Breaded Pork Cutlet With Redeye Gravy Recipe
Recipes

Breaded Pork Cutlet With Redeye Gravy Recipe

Pair your favorite flaky biscuit recipe with these tender pork cutlets and classic gravy. Breakfast (lunch, or dinner) is served.

Country Ham Mac & Cheese Recipe
Recipes

Country Ham Mac & Cheese Recipe

A classic comfort food, rich in color and in flavor, is elevated with salty morsels of country ham.

Ham Hocks & Collard Greens Recipe
Recipes

Ham Hocks & Collard Greens Recipe

Every Southern cook should have an entry for collards in his or her recipe box.

Bacon Jam Recipe
Recipes

Bacon Jam Recipe

A sweet-and-savory spread for all occasions. (Hint: We like to add a dollop to baguette-and-brie appetizers.)

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder
Recipes

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe

If you’re craving barbecue but can’t have a full-on pig pickin’, pull out your slow cooker. We can help.

Sweet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon Honeycrisp Applesauce
Recipes

North Carolina Sweet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon Honeycrisp Applesauce

This fall, use those stockpiled apples from the pick-your-own orchard to make applesauce, a perfect complement to sweet potato latkes, delectable no matter the season.

NC Culture

Our State Great Eight: Big Feat
Life

8 Thoughts on North Carolina’s Bigfoot Mystery

Think you know how to spot Sasquatch? Here are a few things to keep in mind on your hunt.

Life
October Welcome Letter: On This Mountain Morning
Life

October Welcome Letter: On This Mountain Morning

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson writes of how the cozy morning routine at the Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast feels like home.

Life
The Return of the Mummy to Iredell Museums
Arts & Culture

The Return of the Mummy at Iredell Museums

The 3,000-year-old woman who once captivated generations of Statesville children — and helped launch the city’s first cultural arts center more than a half-century ago — has returned to claim the cultural spotlight and, in the process, revitalize the downtown museum she calls home.

Arts & Culture
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Nathan Pope is a Young Blues Prodigy With Soul

Just 13 years old, a blues prodigy from Liberty continues a long-standing musical tradition.

Arts
Collecting and Preserving Southern Folk Art in Hickory
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Collecting and Preserving Southern Folk Art in Hickory

Allen and Barry Huffman of Hickory are saving the state’s folk artists from obscurity and finding joy in their discoveries.

Arts
W.E. Nixon Welding & Hardware Thrives on the Edge of Nowhere
Life

W.E. Nixon Welding & Hardware Thrives on the Edge of Nowhere

It’s out of the way, 12 miles from Edenton in the rural countryside of Chowan County. But once you arrive, W.E. Nixon Welding & Hardware has whatever you need. And if not, they’ll make it for you.

Life