Coming Home

Pigeon fanciers feed, tend, and protect their birds from the time they’re chicks — only to release them into the world with the faith that their companions will come back to roost.

Best Seat in the House

The brilliant greens of our forests and valleys, the chirping of cicadas, the cool relief of our breezes: Settle in on porches across the state to soak up the sights and sounds of North Carolina, one gentle rock at a time.