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.