The new guard at Vanguard Furniture looks a lot like the old guard: In Hickory, a second generation of craftspeople fashion every piece by hand, just the way they were taught.
Not all honeys are created equal. In North Carolina, some bees stick to a single kind of flower, shrub, or tree, with surprising (and delicious) results.
Wherever you go in this Wayne County city, you’ll find yourself crossing railroad tracks.
The tastiest oysters come from the unlikeliest of places: The silt and mud of Stump Sound.
Forester Fred Hain is the key to protecting mountain hemlocks from a tiny but destructive insect.
Is North Carolina’s state insect, the honey bee, worthy of the royal treatment it receives?
Sea turtles seek — and then flee — our shores, inspiring boundless love and fervent hopes for these clumsily beautiful creatures of the deep.
It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago that much of our state lay in darkness. Our thanks to the linemen who faced — and continue to face — sleepless nights, dizzying heights, and the constant peril of electrocution to give us power through the simple act of flipping a switch.
North Carolina fishermen look to the moon to unlock secrets of the natural world.