Matt Crossman

Crossman is a freelance writer based in Charlotte. He spent 12 years at the Sporting News and has 10 national writing awards. Crossman’s work has appeared in the notable mention section of the Best American Sports Writing anthology three times.

Life

North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.

Western

The Other Side of Stokes County

Linked by a strong sense of place and preservation, four residents — and friends — define their county beyond the boundaries of its much-loved park.

November 2013

An Honor to Serve

Rowan County veterans salute comrades a final time with ceremonies befitting their service to our country.

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