Arts

The Sound of Escape: A Quest for an FM Converter

AM radio is fine if you’re looking for hog prices or want to listen to monophonic versions of Christmas songs. But, if you’re a teenager in a small North Carolina town in the ’70s, you want — you need — FM.

History

Lakeside Legends

In the ’60s and ’70s, Williams Lake and Lake Artesia became weekend hotspots for teens looking to put on their shagging shoes and let loose.

Life

Under One Roof

A family reunion at the beach is a five-step process. To pull it off requires ample planning, a little patience, and, more often than not, a lot of air freshener.

Food

An Ode to Fried Perfection

Handheld and made to last (and last and last), convenience-store fried pies hold a special place in the hearts of many.

December 2013

Curbside Christmas

Small-town holiday parades impart memories that last a lifetime — from the sound of marching bands to the sight of beauty queens atop hot rods to the unexpected treat that distinguishes one spectacle from the other.

Home & Garden

Venus Flytrap for State Flower

It already holds the title of state carnivorous plant, and at least one person thinks the swamp-dwelling insect eater should hold the title of official flower, too.

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