Drew Perry

Perry teaches writing at Elon University. His first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and a SIBA Okra pick. His second, Kids These Days, was an Amazon Best-of-the-Month pick and was named to Kirkus Reviews 'Winter's Best Bets' and 'Books So Funny You're Guaranteed to Laugh' lists.

Life

Family Tradition: Lost, or Not, at Sea

The Atlantic Ocean is vast, and The Wee is, well, wee. With his dad, the author, The Wee finds comfort and reassurance on the North Carolina coast.

Sports

The Best Seat in the Stadium

When you’ve grown up listening to the Atlanta Braves on the radio, the opportunity to watch a baseball game — any baseball game — from the broadcast booth is like a dream come true.

Life

Family Tradition: Of Mice & Boys

An ode to the freedom of the road, passing the torch, and one Carolina pickup.

Life

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Selling lemonade by the cupful is a rite of passage for kids. Buying a cup of that sweet-tart goodness is a duty for adults — regardless of the price.

Life

Family Tradition: The Promise of a Peach

How can such a simple summertime pleasure say so much about the history of the Sandhills, and tradition, and being happy with what you’ve got?

Life

Family Tradition: The Edge of Summer

Friends and family and long, lazy days on the lake: This is almost-summer in North Carolina.

Central

City Portrait: Greensboro

This Piedmont city wasn’t named for the lush foliage that lines its roadways — but it could’ve been. See Greensboro from its curbs, where streets and nature meet.

Life

Family Tradition: A Day at the Zoo

Alligators to zebras and even the gift shop: Everything’s a wonder at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.

Western

The Omni Grove Park Inn, A Ridgetop Retreat

That iconic red-tile roof. The only-in-Asheville sunset views from the terrace. And yes, there’s a spa. Few experiences in North Carolina can rival a stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn.