Jennifer Brookland

Jennifer Brookland is a journalist and former U.S. Air Force officer who was stationed in Fayetteville and deployed to Djibouti and the Comoros Island. She lives in Durham.

Central

Pine Knot Farms in Hurdle Mills

A lifetime in the fields has taught an organic farmer in Orange County about hard work, innovation, and lending a hand.

Western

Cabin Fever

Just outside Asheville, a last vestige of vintage mountain travel still welcomes hikers and families alike with rustic and retro charm.

Eastern

Indigo Farms in Calabash

Sam Bellamy grew up tending to the animals on his family’s farm in Brunswick County, but it’s his passion for nurturing plants — and people — that has flourished.

Food

Like Father, Like Son

On family land in Lenoir County, a fourth-generation farmer finds beauty and promise in our sweetest summer fruit.

Drink

Hope for Hops

At Sticky Indian Farm in Candler, the demanding crop that lends our beer its distinctive flavor is worth the challenge.

Life

Blue Star Mothers Share a Powerful Bond

When family ties are tested by military service, the Blue Star Mothers of North Carolina boost spirits and offer support to those overseas and close to home.

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