History

Hell and High Water: The Flood of 1916

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.

Central

Crossroads Cafe

In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum’s.

October 2012

Oyster Supper Spread

In Cherryville, a cookbook preserves history through families and food.

Central

Belmont

In its textiles and deeply religious college, it is a town connected to the past. In its trendy downtown and new commuter resident base, it is clearly ready for the future.

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