During World War I, children in North Carolina united in a statewide search for peach pits, walnut shells, and hickory nut shells.
As Hurricane Florence crept closer, we worried and we waited. But what happened after this destructive storm devastated our state? Our editor in chief reflects on the strength found in community.
by Alan Hodge
North Carolina’s commercial fishermen work year-round to bring coastal delights from the ocean to your plate.
This is North Carolina
We Live Here
This funky, free-spirited town in Orange County has long been shaped by the university down the street, but these days, it stands on its own.
A lifetime in the fields has taught an organic farmer in Orange County about hard work, innovation, and lending a hand.
A commercial fisherman and home brewer united his passions and fulfilled a dream with a brewery committed to drinking — and eating — local.
For the owner of Mockingbird on Broad, sharing beauty with others is a way of life.
Recipes: Changing of the Gourd
by Lynn Wells
Deep within a coastal forest near Harlowe, a Quaker church once stood. It’s long gone — but not forgotten.
North Carolina’s wartime governor takes office with a desire to help the state he loves.
by Sheri Castle
In the meat-and-12 feast that is Thanksgiving, one side dish reigns supreme: dressing. On North Carolina tables, the savory staple is a tribute to regional ingredients and traditions. We’re grateful for every last bite — just don’t call it stuffing.
Thanksgiving has always been about coming together. For a pair of churches in Wilmington, this year’s holiday menu is inspired by a new cookbook that connects two communities: one historically black, and the other predominantly white.
This month, we honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. To veterans across the state, we offer our gratitude.
A Guide to NC Oysters
Join a veteran shucker for a lesson in the art of opening an oyster.
A community oyster roast in tiny Varnamtown keeps the love of a local oyster — the Lockwood Folly — alive for another generation.
The education of oysterman and teacher Ryan Bethea started on land with one brave slurp. Now, his sustainably harvested Harkers Island oysters are prized throughout the state.
Eight Oysters to Know
Farming and fishing were a way of life on this island at the tip of Pamlico County. Then hurricanes brought rising waters. Now Lowlanders farm a new crop, one that comes from the sea.
If there’s one thing oysters like, it’s hanging out with, near, and on top of other oysters. So to make them comfy, volunteers are gathering up used shells and recycling them into new beds for bivalves.
How do you turn a cozy oyster feast at an Orange County homestead into an annual rollicking festival? Just add a little music, a lot of barbecue, and a bunch of friends you haven’t met yet.
BONUS! The Southern Soul of Charlotte
A tiny bar surrounded by a large apartment complex is, to our senior writer, a Rorschach test that reveals how you view North Carolina’s largest city.
At The Packhouse, Deedee Hagner brings eastern North Carolina authenticity, and fantastic food, to the Piedmont.
An old Model T assembly plant turned missile factory is now the home of Camp North End, a place with new businesses popping up and space to spare.
The restaurant Haberdish, in the heart of Charlotte’s hip arts district, doesn’t just give a passing nod to NoDa’s industrial past. It embraces it with touches big and small.
Theatre Charlotte is facing the same headwinds as a lot of community theaters. But this little playhouse in leafy Myers Park has found a way to build on its roots while taking some risks.