Like your grandmother’s narrative needlework, the growing patchwork of creative designs on rural outbuildings across the state tells a larger story.
Quiz: Bargains Abound
Fields of finds await savvy shoppers at North Carolina flea markets.
A Fish Worth Fighting For
In the creeks and rivers of the Coastal Plain, shad are harbingers of spring. For the folks in one tiny town, their annual Shad Festival also heralds a renewed spirit of resilience.
The Story Collector
William Ivey can tell you most anything you’d want to know about longrifles, or pottery in the Seagrove tradition, or antique furniture crafted in Randolph County. What he values most about the individual pieces he’s collected over the years, however, are the personal histories they carry.
Tarboro Tradition: Coolmore Plantation
Coolmore Plantation is both a mansion and a museum. But to Joe Spiers, who lives here with his wife, Janet, it is both a connection to his family’s history and a structure that symbolizes his own endurance and strength.
North Carolina’s Tin Man
Like his dad and his granddad, Peter Blum III can turn a piece of tin into art or a tool, or even a life.
Breakfast in North Carolina: The Perfect Pair
If you’re talking about the people who keep the eggs and biscuits coming, you would call the Old Richmond Grill Eddie and Hazel’s place. If you’re talking about the people who feel at home here, you’d call it everybody’s place.
Bath: North Carolina’s First Town
With enough imagination, you can see the Bath that Blackbeard saw when he sailed into North Carolina’s first town 310 years ago.
When one soldier landed at Normandy, he never imagined he’d be living to tell about it 70 years later. But the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville gives him the opportunity.