Nicknamed Saluda’s “information central,” Thompson’s Store was the place to go to be in the know.
An unexpected gift conjures up memories of happy, bygone days, as well as excitement for the future.
by Alan Hodge
From apples in the west to sweet potatoes in the east — plus everything in between — North Carolina grows some of the country’s finest crops. Test your North Carolina produce knowledge.
This is North Carolina
We Live Here
This Haywood County town is known as the gateway to the Smokies, but it holds much more than just spectacular mountain views.
by Bryan Mims
On a charming pick-your-own flower farm in Buncombe County, the land blooms with beauty and family history.
At Cocoa Cinnamon, a community unites over coffee, culture, and comfort food.
In her great-grandfather’s former dyehouse, Blythe Leonard is creating one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories, stitch by stitch.
by Drew Perry
For beachgoers big and small, a trip to Jockey’s Ridge — the largest natural sand dune system on the East Coast — is like visiting a different planet.
by Lynn Wells
Lessons learned while working the cash register at Sutton’s Drug Store in Chapel Hill went beyond just making change.
With the creation of the Qualla Boundary comes conflict — between two men determined to lead the Eastern band of Cherokee and within the tribe itself.
Beauty, Drama & Change
Country Comes Home
by Sheri Castle
Everything at Ronnie’s Country Store in Winston-Salem takes you back and fills you up. On that, even our poets and politicians can agree.
Summers spent shucking corn and bagging cantaloupes at a produce market in Kannapolis left their mark in memory and wisdom.