Jill Warren Lucas

Jill Warren Lucas is a freelance food and culture writer based in Raleigh.

History

Young Tar Heels Explore Past Through Junior Historian Association

Since 1953, the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association has brought together students across the state. The goal? To learn about — and love — their own patch of North Carolina history.

History

Merci Train Boxcar Symbolizes French-American Ties

Following World War II, in recognition of American postwar relief efforts, the people of France sent over boxcars filled with gifts to say “thank you.”

Central

Haw River History and Paddle Guide

The once severely polluted Haw River is now a haven for wildlife and paddlers alike as well as an economic force for Alamance County.

Life

NC Veterans Join the Ranks of the State’s Brewers

Former military members across North Carolina have banded together to create craft beer using the skills and principles learned during their service.

Recipes

Hot Milk Cake, Reimagined

This Mother’s Day, Brendan and Leslie Cox, owners of Pittsboro’s Oakleaf restaurant, put a Southern spin on old family recipes for hot milk cake.

Western

Asheville: Bee City USA

Asheville earned the title as the first Bee City USA in 2012. Today, its bees and beekeepers continue to thrive.

Dining

The Inland Seafood Shack

Think a city chef can’t satisfy your craving for coastal seafood? Meet Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham.