Commercial and recreational vessels cruise a watery highway of natural and dredged channels, with one face toward the land and the other toward the ocean.
It’s the Little Things
For the Ramblin’ Man, nothing defines the flavor of summer in North Carolina like sweet, succulent shrimp. He trawls roadside stands for these tiny treasures from the sea and sound, and he might be willing to share ... if you’re lucky.
Classic Style, Modern Taste at Library Kitchen
Thanks to a master chef, Sapphire Valley’s oldest structure lives on as a fine-dining destination.
Books to Share in Lenoir
Tybrisa Books in Lenoir celebrates the joys and mysteries of used books. Plus, discover three book recommendations from owner Michelle Mahaffey.
From Elizabeth Hudson: How Sweet It Was
Our editor in chief reflects on things she thought she’d lost to time — and discovers that they aren’t really gone at all.
11 Our State Recipes You Loved in July
Peach cream pie, blackberry cobbler, and Carolina dogs were among your favorite recipes in July. Find out what else made the list.
At the turn of the 20th century, most North Carolinians were more familiar with lunch counters and soda fountains than with delicatessens. Yet as the state grew and new cultural influences arrived, the deli became an indelible part of our culinary landscape — and it continues to evolve.
A W(ish) Come True
A Raleigh chef transformed an old-school soda fountain into a delicatessen that’s a little Jewish, a little Italian, and a little Southern. What pulls it all together is his winning personality.
A Guide to Downtown Kannapolis
A town that once relied on the nearby textile mill to thrive now stands on its own thanks to a downtown revitalization project and enterprising local entrepreneurs.