In the coldest months of the year, there’s only one place we want to be: toasting our toes in front of a big, bright, wood-burning fire.
Nature outshines even the brightest newfangled Christmas decorations. From garlands to kissing balls, homegrown, family-owned garden centers stock the holly (and the jolly) of the season.
The coots, loons, and surf scoters in this Harkers Island studio don’t fly. But they land in collections and competitions from coast to coast, as rows of blue ribbons attest.
Handmade from Popsicle sticks and macaroni, or preserved from generations past: An ornament represents a story, a memory, a treasured entry on the timeline of our lives.
The river knows best: It nourishes and guides, warns and welcomes. In Cherokee culture, river rituals and lore protect the mind, body, and spirit.
Our tribute to North Carolina’s 38,000 miles of wild and scenic rivers, from the Appalachian mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.
For the holiday hostess who hasn’t a minute to spare, New Garden sells fully trimmed trees, one of many services for time-crunched customers.
In the mountains of western North Carolina, an artist creates blown-glass vessels and mixed-media sculptures.
Across North Carolina, buildings of worship anchor our communities, standing steadfastly as safe havens and sacred spaces.