Robyn Yiğit Smith

Robyn Yiğit Smith has worked internationally as a journalist, writer, and documentary film producer. She lives in Chapel Hill with her two boys.

Home & Garden

Modern Living in NC: The Farmhouse

A menagerie of animals — along with their human keepers — delight in a beautifully and sustainably designed life on the farm.

Home & Garden

The Warmth of Glass & Stone

Growing up in a modernist masterpiece taught two sisters that a house is far more than a home — it’s a feeling.

Features

The State of Oysters

An intense hurricane season put North Carolina’s shellfish industry into jeopardy. Today, oyster lovers can breathe a sigh of relief.

Central

Pickle It. Jam It. Win It.

It’s judgment day at the State Fair’s food preservation competitions: Lids pop, judges dig in, and the anticipation is so thick you could spread it on a nice, warm piece of toast.

Central

Ambition Blooms

In flower and gardening categories, State Fair competitors with green thumbs (or not) pin their hopes on plants that often have a mind of their own.

Features

My Life in Tents

Being prepared isn’t always possible in life — or in the woods. The best wilderness adventures test our mettle and require a brazen embrace of uncertainty.

Central

The Mystery of Badin Lake

A wartime tragedy became lake lore in Stanly County. Setting the record straight, easing the heartbreak, and putting rumors to rest has taken more than 75 years — and counting.

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