In the 24 busy days leading up to Christmas, a family in Greensboro looks forward to the togetherness and quiet reflection that their simple Advent tradition brings.
6 Places to Find the Perfect Present
North Carolina is home to a trove of innovative craftsmen and charming shops, making it easy to find the perfect present for everyone.
A Guide to Downtown Laurinburg
“The Fighting Scots” is more than a high school team name: It’s a rallying cry for longtime residents — including one community director — who are building up their downtown for generations to come.
Toys We Treasured
Every generation knows the fizzy anticipation of waiting for Christmas morning — and the lazy warmth of the day that follows. For some North Carolina kids, the joy of finding that Santa brought a hoped-for gift — a model train, a brand-new bicycle, a sled — sparks a lifelong passion.
A Guide to Downtown Dillsboro
A longtime local crafter is proud of her tiny town for its shops, restaurants, and abundance of Christmas spirit.
Pieces of Childhood
In a year of isolation, adults have rediscovered the enduring joy of jigsaw puzzles. A Winston-Salem company creates puzzle scenes that bring North Carolina home for the holidays.
4 Items for Your November To-Do List
Eat, shop, learn, and celebrate what North Carolina has to offer this month.
A Handmade Holiday
Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners, clothespins and construction paper: Made with love by little hands, the most precious ornaments cost almost nothing, but the memories they hold are priceless.
An Urban Jungle at The Tiny Greenhouse
If you’re searching for a philodendron, a vintage coffee cup, or a birthday card, this cozy gift and garden shop is sure to charm — whether or not you have a green thumb.