This sweet cherry soda, invented in Salisbury, has been a cherished Tar Heel treasure for more than 100 years.
Waynesville’s Wonderful Water
Why does this Haywood County town have some of the cleanest water in the state? It’s the result of the community’s efforts to keep the forests in its watershed pristine.
Our State’s 5 Greatest Debates of 2021
Who came out on top? Discover the match-ups that North Carolinians were most excited to cast their vote in this year.
Quiz: It Runs in the Family
For more than 100 years, these family-owned businesses have fixed cars, stocked pantries, sold clothes, and built lasting relationships.
Collecting Carolina: A Photo Essay
From UNC Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library — housing what’s believed to be the largest library collection in the country devoted to a single state — to personal troves of duck decoys, pottery pieces, trains, tractors, and more: Meet the passionate collectors who curate the past and present, the serious and curious, the tangible items that tell the story of life in North Carolina.
Quiz: Fountains of Fizz
North Carolina pharmacists may not prescribe Pepsi anymore, but the sweet treats at these historic soda fountains can still cure a case of the blues.
The Making of a Liquid Legend
The tale of an imaginary moonshiner inspired the creation of a bubbly energy drink.
Remembering Fordham’s Drug Store
It’s long been closed, but if you walk by the familiar storefront in downtown Greensboro, memories of the pharmacy’s beloved soda fountain come flooding back.
The Root of Fun
A fifth grader helps her writer father rediscover the pure, delicious joy that is root beer.