December 2013

Scents of the Season

Remembering the blessing of North Carolina’s fragrant holiday foods.



In a town where everyone seems to have big ideas, the success of a local currency shows the value in working together to make them happen.

January 2013

Southern Newcomer

Marjorie Hudson, a born Midwesterner, never considered herself a Southern author. Then she became a Tar Heel.


A Tractor Needs A Driver

When a farmer takes a seat on a tractor, he makes a connection. It’s a strong bond that he will one day pass down.

June 2012

The Lavender Plan

On a back-road farm in Bennett, Norma Burns finds strength in a field of purple plants.

November 2011

A Community Moved by Steam

The Ruritans seem to have their prints on just about anything that happens in Silk Hope. But nothing they do is bigger than their Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day. And nothing is bigger on Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day than the steam that comes from the engines that power just about everything.