In small towns and big cities across the state, smiling faces line the streets (and waterfronts) as communities gather to celebrate the season — and get a sneak peek at Santa.
This rapidly growing city is attracting new fans, who are weaving together past and present in former mills and old theaters.
Photo Essay: Summer by the Scoop
Some places stay with you forever — especially the ones that offer a cool escape on a sunny day, and happiness in a cup or cone. Ice cream parlors, dairy bars, and creameries across the state serve up more than sundaes and banana splits — they’re places of pure joy.
September 2017 Beer Event Guide
From Mills River to Holly Springs, there is no shortage of good get-togethers or local beer to enjoy with friends. Use our guide to find local craft beer events nearby or just a short drive away.
How a Group of Students Saved Crowders Mountain
In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.
Meet The Most Patriotic Man in North Carolina
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.
The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia
Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
Fresh, Fried, & Familiar: Fish Camps in Gaston County
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.
In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum's.