It’s the only Mount Airy business ever mentioned during the eight-year run of The Andy Griffith Show. And it’s not only the show that endures. The celebrity-endorsed pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch has a storied résumé all its own.
arcBARKS: Bakers for Barkers
Far more than mere ingredients go into a two-inch treat for pooches at arcBARKS, a Greensboro bakery.
Is Bigfoot’s Backyard in the Uwharrie National Forest?
A fuzzy video of a furry beast with a sweet tooth has spawned an industry all its own in the Uwharries. Many in Montgomery County believe. Some worldwide believe. But do you?
A Kid (Still) Needs Camp
YMCA camps — Camp Sea Gull (for boys), Camp Seafarer (for girls) and Camp Hanes (for both) — fill a new generation of campers with a season of memories.
A little doughnut in the little town of Aberdeen makes big community connections.
At Piedmont Carolina Nursery in Colfax, one man preserves the legacy of his mentors and the heritage of his land.
Bakery with a Soul
Claudia Kemmet-Cooper created more than a culinary cliche when she started Guglhupf Bakery in Durham — she established a place full of personality.
A Community Moved by Steam
The Ruritans seem to have their prints on just about anything that happens in Silk Hope. But nothing they do is bigger than their Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day. And nothing is bigger on Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day than the steam that comes from the engines that power just about everything.
The Town: Murphy
Although it is closer to the state capitals of five other states than it is to its own, the remote mountain town breathes with the trademark down-home kindness that makes it undeniably North Carolina.