The Only Game in Town by Megan Crotty (September)
On fall Friday nights, communities gather under stadium lights to root for our sons and grandsons, and cheer along with our daughters and neighbors. Win or lose, we celebrate the successes of the current generation, and revel in the glory of past gridiron stars.
The Uwharrie National Forest (November)
During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased unused farmland in North Carolina’s Piedmont as part of a New Deal rehabilitation project. Thirty years later, in 1961, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed this land the Uwharrie National Forest. Though one of the smallest national forests in the country, the values embodied here — in the land and in the people — stand for something large. Photography by Emily Chaplin.
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.