Here, “eating local” isn’t a trend — Appalachian cooks have always made the most of the flavors that grow around them. Today, mountain chefs continue that hearty, homegrown legacy.
Long before big-city chefs began crossing croissants with doughnuts, a family bakery in southeastern North Carolina quietly perfected a regional icon.
A true Southerner, the muscadine is both sweet and tough — a resilient survivor in our hot, humid climate. Much like the winemakers who grow it, the story of our native grape is deeply rooted in the landscape of our state.
Our Coastal Plain hides an ancient secret in plain sight: What looks, from the ground, like a simple day at the lake becomes a little more complicated from up in the air.
Lake Norman is the big one. Our “inland sea.” The anchor for a region. Its 520-mile shoreline is a thread that knits together the surrounding communities — so much so that many visitors think of the area as a whole, one town flowing into the next. But we can see what makes each one special.
Where in the world is Ocracoke? For many mainlanders, the island accessible only by ferry, boat, or plane remains a mystery. For those who live there, it is home to past and present, change and stasis, a tight-knit village and wild woods filled with centuries of secrets.
Behind every locally grown blossom is the hard work and careful planning of a flower farmer with a deep connection to their land. This month, we walk among rows of dazzling flowers, breathing in the sweet scent of spring in North Carolina.
For five days each in the spring and fall, High Point is famously home to The High Point Market — a furniture extravaganza. Year-round, though, the city abounds with unexpected finds. Come, take a closer look.
Sugar and spice bring new life to a historic building on the Pasquotank River.