Sarah Perry

Perry is a senior editor at Pace Communications. Her stories have appeared in Spirit Magazine, Our State, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, and The New Individualist Magazine . She is graduate of Morehead State University and the University of North Texas.

Arts

North Carolina Should-Be Movie Posters

North Carolina’s history is filled with captivating characters: swashbuckling villains, legendary entrepreneurs, thrill-seeking explorers, great heroines. Which got us to thinking: Somebody ought to make a movie. Although these stories haven’t found their way to theaters (yet), here are a few of our casting picks for roles that suit the big screen.

Drink

Mountain Spirit

A deep-sea diver trusted his instincts, moved to the bottom of a Blue Ridge valley, and launched a distillery. Now he’s revolutionizing how whisky is made.

Central

Tar Heel Town: Shelby

Music and barbecue share the stage in this Cleveland County town.

Western

Dance All Night at the Asheville Ballroom

For dancers, numbers are second nature. On Friday nights at the Asheville Ballroom, the fun begins when one, two, three, four takes over.

Life

How The Post Office Delivers Us The World

A mail carrier’s job is famously monotonous. But follow him — or her — around long enough, and understand the joy in a carrier’s day is bringing excitement to others.

Eastern

The Cats at Burrus Market on Hatteras Island

Some things have been on Hatteras Island for a long time. Like Burrus Market, the oldest store on the island, and the cats that got here around the same time.

Eastern

Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Lace up and step into a time machine, complete with 45-r.p.m. records and a disco ball.