When it was too cold to sit on the front porch or walk to the neighbors’, a chair just big enough for 6-year-old Elizabeth and her grandmother became her favorite spot to while away a winter’s day.
by Alan Hodge
The federal New Deal program funded the creation of thousands of murals, wood carvings, and sculptures in the 1930s and ’40s — many of which can still be found in North Carolina post offices and government buildings today.
View From Here
Ways to play this month in the Old North State.
by Jodi Helmer
This rapidly growing city is attracting new fans, who are weaving together past and present in former mills and old theaters.
Vert & Vogue
by Mark Kemp
A former member of The Platters brings the group’s soulful sound to North Carolina trains.
Griffin Carrick Design
by Sophie Shaw
by Drew Perry
In McDowell County, there’s a cardinal rule of eating local: Food should always be fun.
This delicious bisque recipe comes from The Bateman Clan Cookbook, includes recipes from five generations of the family.
by Lynn Wells
During the chilliest months of the year, we’ll take our barbecue in a bowl.
by Lynn Wells
A classic, hearty soup that pairs perfectly with a side of cornbread.
Perfect Winter Weekends
by Mark Kemp
You don’t have to dress up like the Statue of Liberty, but the curious customs of WinterFest are much more fun if you embrace the madcap spirit and dive right in.
by C.A. Carlson
A Boone couple converted an old downtown Studebaker dealership into a luxurious hotel where a community gathers under the mountain sky.
The highest town east of the Rockies draws some 10,000 people during the winter months — to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, tube, and cap it all off with a beer in a bar in the sky.
by Cate Doty
In the off-season, Swansboro boat captain Darryl Marsh ferries intrepid shell seekers to the quietest slips of beach, where a bonanza of sand dollars and other treasure awaits.
by Debbie Moose
True to their Beaufort heritage, a mother and daughter bring the bounty of the coast to their Winston-Salem fish market and restaurant, where seafood and friendship keep spirits afloat.
North Carolina’s textile traditions are alive and well in the mountains, where handloom weavers and fiber mills add new stories to the warp and weft.
by Jared Misner
A quiet winter weekend getaway to the Jackson County woods is interrupted by a family of noisy neighbors. It’s not exactly a British Invasion, but these cute little critters have taken cabin culture by storm.
Momentum has been building, and by the early 1960s, the payoff is clear: Now in the national spotlight, North Carolina enters an era of action and activism.
As the landscape changes around it, a homestead oak preserves those who lived beneath its boughs, so many years ago.