Jodi Helmer

North Carolina-based journalist Jodi Helmer writes about food, farming, and the environment. Her latest book, Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World, is out this month.


Around Town: Hillsborough

This small town on the Eno River might fly under the radar in comparison to its bigger neighbors, Durham and Chapel Hill, but its history and charm set it apart.


Around Town: Southern Pines

Shop for handmade creations, take a peek into the past, and play a round in this paradise in the pines.


Makers with a Mission

At R.Riveter in Southern Pines, each handbag represents a commitment to changing the lives of military families.


Highland Avenue in Hickory

In Hickory, a city that prides itself on craftsmanship, Highland Avenue restaurant’s thoughtful take on Southern cuisine fits right in.