Basket of hush puppies

Hush Puppies

Rooted in coastal fish frys, according to North Carolina lore, the humble hush puppy has swept the state from east to west, and these golden-brown rounds can be found across all levels of dining establishments.

Hands playing the harp

Beauty in the Strings

With loving support from her grandmother, a Catawba County woman learned to play the instrument of the angels. Now, as a founding member of the North Carolina Harp Ensemble, she helps others create the sounds of their dreams.

Tundro swans flying over the water

A Swan Song

Reflecting on the most graceful creature he knows, an outdoorsman is buoyed by the memory of tundra swans descending on our Coastal Plain — until the great white birds wing through our skies once again.