More than a century ago, some called Statesville the liquor capital of the world. Then came Prohibition. Today, Southern Distilling Company is on a mission to prove that North Carolina spirits are more than just moonshine.
For the highway traveler with stiff muscles and an empty belly, this town is a perfect stop.
Pepsi, Cheerwine — Uncle Scott’s?
Why a simple root beer could be the state’s next great beverage.
The History of Lake Norman
Lake Norman’s original purpose was to provide fresh water and flood control for the region. More than fifty years later, the lake has transformed into a statewide destination, and the story of what lies beneath its waters continues to fascinate.
Carolina Pie Company
A couple in Mooresville rolls out crusts, stirs together fillings, and makes homemade pies for you to purchase.
The Story Behind the Troutman Chair Company
The Troutman Chair factory outside of Statesville has made some of the best rockers anywhere since 1924 — long before becoming a Charlotte airport staple. And because little has changed, they’re better than ever.
Ice cream from Mooresville packs a Southern summer into every pint.
Forged from the Soil
With enough red clay to sustain building projects up and down the East Coast, North Carolina’s brick industry has prospered in the hands of family-owned operations for centuries.
Ready to Ride
Bikes line up for fun and a good cause with the Scoot-n-Hoot Poker Run in Iredell County.