Americans love Old Glory. We proudly wave it, pledge our allegiance to it, and honor it as often as possible. But no one loves our flag more than John Andringa.
Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
In Gaston County on Friday night, if you’re not feasting on catfish, hush puppies, and slaw in a fish camp — you’re probably waiting in line to get in.
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.
In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum’s.
In Cherryville, a cookbook preserves history through families and food.
A Gaston County disc jockey works to revive beach music.
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.
They faded away when the masses sought more comfortable confines inside air-conditioned movie theaters. But across North Carolina, six drive-in movie screens still hold on to the sentiment that outside is better.