John Harris learned to fly in the 1970s with a piece of nylon. And still today, whether he’s holding a kite string in his hands on the Nags Head beach or strapping a hang glider to his back on Jockey’s Ridge, he enjoys knowing that the only thing keeping the contraption aloft is the breeze beneath him.
A farm girl from Thomasville discovered her voice and became an international opera star.
Volunteers at St. Matthews Church in Morganton bake laughter and love into every loaf at Open Hearts Bakery.
Listen to excerpts of associate editor Sarah Perry’s interview with Victoria Livengood.
Take our favorite roadside diners, drive-ins, and dairy bars featured in our March 2013 issue on the road with you with this downloadable checklist.
In a town where everyone seems to have big ideas, the success of a local currency shows the value in working together to make them happen.
The Outer Banks’ Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s largest sand dune, is a force of nature that never stops changing and never ceases to envelop those in its path.
We remember who came before us and what they did and where they lived. We respect our past, and we preserve it. We recognize those who spend their time restoring our heritage. In Hickory, a man builds a village.
She befriended presidents and first ladies, traveled the world, and led the campaign to reconstruct Tryon Palace. She was Gertrude S. Carraway. In 20th-century North Carolina, she created her legacy.