A storm can turn a typically straight and open road to the ocean into a slow and blind trudge through rain. For the writer, the limited vision provides perspective on something of far greater meaning, and the road leads to an unexpected end.
Few people enjoy hearing a good story more than Jeff Polish. But when the Chapel Hill resident created The Monti, a live storytelling venue for amateurs, he had no idea how much he would learn just by listening to himself.
For 500 years, wild mustangs have roamed the dunes of Corolla, foraging for food and raising their young. As development pushes them into tighter folds, Wesley Stallings stands between the horses and the perils that threaten them.
When four young men took their seats at a lunch counter more than 50 years ago, they had no intentions of leaving and no idea what would happen. Such a simple act, denied them for so long, reignited the civil rights movement throughout the South. Today, the lunch counter and the seats are preserved at the same South Elm Street location in Greensboro as part of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, giving all of us the chance to experience North Carolina’s place in the movement toward equality.