Illustration of Daniel Boone, the North Carolina Frontiersman

Forging a Frontiersman

In the hills of North Carolina, a young Daniel Boone strengthened his fishing and hunting skills. Each spring, a Davie County town pays tribute to his family’s influence.

Illustration of Shad Fish and a number 1 trophy

Best in Shad

When a beloved catch returns to North Carolina’s fresh waters to spawn, residents of a Pitt County town set their sights — and lines — on an annual spring celebration.

Plate of mt olive pickles and a jar.

Mt. Olive Pickles

When met with a surplus of produce, Southerners turn to Ball jars of brine. In one Wayne County railroad town, this led to the launch of a booming business — and a small town’s identity.