At a beloved comfort-food destination, every one of Lupie Duran’s customers ends up as her friend.
When a visionary couple converted their cow pasture in Maggie Valley into a ski slope, they had the makings of a winter destination. But they still needed the snow.
Jorge Alves went from washing Carolina Hurricanes jerseys to wearing one. Last season, when the team’s beloved equipment manager took the ice as an emergency goalie, he didn’t expect his moment of glory to last quite this long.
Hugh McColl — always brash, bold, and thinking big — reshaped the banking industry in the United States, and turned a medium-size city into a metropolis. And he’s not done yet.
Every year, an old family cemetery tucked in the woods on the northern shore of Fontana Lake becomes a gathering place. One woman, whose parents and grandparents worked this land, returns to ensure that a Southern mountain tradition carries on — rain or shine.
On a remote lake in Haywood County, just beyond earshot of Canton’s paper-mill whistle, a forgotten getaway for timber barons tells a story of commerce, conservation, and the true value of trees.
Our senior writer spent a day exploring some of the finer — and tastier — things our capital city has to offer.
The tall willow oaks that join hands over the streets of historic Myers Park are icons of the neighborhood. But now, after nearly a century, they’re slowly disappearing.