Nothing lasts forever — not summer, not ice cream. All we can do is hold onto the memories.
The lakes issue
The Round of Golf That Changed Greensboro
One afternoon in 1955, six black men played golf on a whites-only course. What happened next pushed Greensboro toward integration and turned a local dentist into a civil rights icon.
As the sun begins its leisurely dip into High Rock Lake, so do the lake dwellers of Lexington. On Thursday evenings, they tie their boats together for a floating block party.
When the United States needed a power source for nuclear weapons research, it turned to the mountains of North Carolina. The only thing that stood in the government’s way: the people living there.
The modest homes anchored in coves on Fontana Lake redefine what it means to live on the water. So when this singular community faced the real possibility of eviction, folks joined forces to keep afloat.
Toad & Wee: Scruffy Duffers
On a short course at Pinehurst Resort, a pair of putter boys learn the finer points of teeing up, playing through, and celebrating a good drive (quietly).
Pea Island Art Gallery in Salvo
At her gallery on Hatteras Island, Kimmie Robertson spotlights a sea of Outer Banks artists.
The Swimming Hole in Woodleaf
For centuries, this cool spot on the South Yadkin River has been the place to beat the heat.
There’s a rhythm in the history of this Gaston County city, and chic restaurants and shops are creating an infectious new beat.