October 2012

The Foundation of Everything

Perplexed by the useless mound of red clay piled in his backyard, a writer calls in a soil scientist and uncovers the truth about the complex layers lying beneath our feet.

Arts & Culture

Southern Hospitality

It’s complicated. Yes, we welcome you. We welcome you to come sit at our supper tables, stay awhile at our bed and breakfasts, and sleep late in our famous hotels. And we’ll give you a smile as big as you’ve ever seen. But abide by our manners, please. And don’t leave early, please. We might be a little offended if you do. Thank you for your kindness. Now, flip the page, and enjoy our look at Southern hospitality in North Carolina. Do it. Please.

April 2012

The Space to Improvise

Music gave Rodney Marsh direction. Long after he first discovered his talent, he created a place to help others feel at ease when they perform — ease he never felt when he was on stage.

November 2011

The Biggest Wheel

The world’s largest Rotary Wheel, located in Wilmington, is 240 feet across.

August 2011

Southern Heirlooms

The classic tomato sandwich’s roots may reach beyond the Mason-Dixon line, but there’s something about this summer staple that gives it a special home in our kitchens.

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