The true story of the early-20th-century Chatham County rabbit boom.
The Chatham Rabbits Find the Harmony of Home
A North Carolina couple found their musical voices in a historic house in Chatham County. Now, they’ve expanded to a 64-acre farm in Guilford. And their music is taking off.
Becoming Blackbeard in Beaufort
How a jack-of-all-trades from Carteret County found his calling and shored up a Crystal Coast tradition.
Livin’ on a Prayer at Gotham’s Deli
In Smithfield, a family has blessed North Carolina’s Coastal Plain with a welcoming New York-style deli.
A Christmas Hymn
Growing up in a chilly 1950s household in Lumberton, a prodigy received the gift of music — a beautiful cherrywood piano. The instrument guided him through hardship, triumph, and, ultimately, redemption.
I-95 Road Trip: The Story of Bright Leaf Hot Dogs
Red hot dogs? It’s a North Carolina thing. Our favorite franks are those fire-engine red Bright Leaf dogs made from a secret recipe at a sprawling factory in Smithfield.
5 Classic Spots to Eat Bright Leaf Hot Dogs
Get yer red hots! Bright Leafs are so popular in Johnston County that the visitors bureau cooked up the Local Red Hot Dog Trail, with many of the choice spots just a jump off I-95.
A Space-Age Oddity
Decades ago, in small-town North Carolina, the future creator of one of the most iconic stereo designs of the 1970s had a dream of rocket ships and rock ’n’ roll. His ideas took him to Manhattan boardrooms and sent him jet-setting around the world. But Granville County always beckoned him home.
Leland Is a Pickleball Paradise
A popular sport with a funny name has taken over Leland, a growing suburb of Wilmington. But the competition is more friendly than fierce — for now, anyway.