With spring comes the promise of a fresh start.
by Alan Hodge
On city walls and in picturesque parks, public art brings a splash of color to our everyday lives.
We Live Here
by Katie King
Once a quiet fishing village, this small town on the Neuse River has become one of the East Coast’s top sailing destinations.
by Tim Bass
In Brunswick County, a former marine biologist grows a bounty of herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers on her family farm.
A coffee shop on the water provided the perfect opportunity for a pair of Outer Banks newcomers to craft a community.
Family traditions are preserved inside colorful tins at this flavor-filled shop.
by Lynn Wells
Cheddar, Monterey Jack, blue: three recipes for those who like a little cheese (or a lot) with every meal.
The father-and-son team behind a popular food truck have found a permanent home for their upscale, down-home brand of barbecue.
Pizza, Past & Present
by Andrea Weigl
When pizza parlors arrived in North Carolina, the checkered tablecloths and warm, garlicky welcome changed downtown eating — and campus life — forever.
A taste of Naples has come to Winston-Salem. At Peyton Smith’s restaurant, the humble, cheesy pie you think you know is transformed into something you’ll never forget.
The Modern Look
George Smart set out to save a historic, but often overlooked, architectural style in North Carolina. By showcasing the functional beauty of these homes across the state, he’s rallied folks to the cause of Mayberry Modernism.
by Frank Harmon
An acclaimed North Carolina architect picks four homes whose distinctive features — from sleek rooflines to dramatic windows — illustrate the
mid-century modern aesthetic.
A tenacious architect with a lofty goal turned North Carolina State University into a powerhouse of modernist design.
Growing up in a modernist masterpiece taught two sisters that a house is far more than a home — it’s a feeling.
In Charlotte, a broker and an architect have come up with a new twist on a classic design. It doesn’t fit in with today’s trends. And that’s the point.
For architect Adam Sebastian, a childhood spent building forts and tree houses in Forsyth County honed the design skills that he used to create a home high above the treetops.
A menagerie of animals — along with their human keepers — delight in a beautifully and sustainably designed life on the farm.
Maritime relics, nautical touches, and an utterly modern design merge in an island home that’s both historic and contemporary.
For more than 40 years, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail has stretched nearly 1,200 miles across North Carolina. But for the passionate advocates who work to move the path off of roadways and into woods and fields — a fraction of a mile at a time — improving the trail is an ongoing journey.
North Carolina’s longest footpath runs 1,175 miles, from Clingmans Dome to the Outer Banks. Here are nine spots along the way that you need to see.
After the war, North Carolinians hit the road on gasoline that’s newly cheap and plentiful. Sleek cars in a kaleidoscope of colors carry families to drive-in theaters and restaurants, where they watch and dine under the stars.
It’s never too early to dream of spring. Pick up a vase at a pottery sale or art show — it will be full of flowers before you know it.