The Many Lives of Vade Mecum

A mineral springs resort in the Sauratown Mountains has seen its share of wild life — from circus animals to wealthy flappers to Episcopalian campers. Now, lionhearted locals are fighting to preserve the property.

Misfortune in the Barringer Gold Mine

A quarter-century before 300,000 gold prospectors headed west in search of their fortunes, a repository near Morrow Mountain produced some of America’s purest ore. Beset by bad luck, the Barringer Mine tells the story of North Carolina’s gold rush and the ways it changed the land.