Life

Inside The Silence at Belmont Abbey College

Solitude and prayer, historic tradition and modern education, blend beautifully at a campus where monks and students practice the habit of doing good.

Arts & Culture

The Wit and Wisdom of a Pinehurst Greens Reader

No one alive or dead has walked more steps on Pinehurst’s courses than caddie Willie McRae. He has carried bags for presidents and billionaires and celebrity athletes, and he’s learned a lot about golf and human nature.

Life

Ann Bailey Builds a Life on Diamond Dreams

A Nash County orphan at 8, a widow in her 30s, Ann Bailey decided early on that hard work was the best remedy for hardship. With unflagging determination and the help of her family, she built a sparkling empire from scratch.

Life

Meet The Most Patriotic Man in North Carolina

Americans love Old Glory. We proudly wave it, pledge our allegiance to it, and honor it as often as possible. But no one loves our flag more than John Andringa.

Life

Not Just An Ol’ Hound

When it came time to pick a state dog, the Plott family knew there was only one canine in the hunt.

Life

Troutman Homecoming

The Troutman family tree has deep roots in Iredell County — as well as 11 generations’ worth of branches. For more than a century, the family has celebrated its lineage with a birthday party that brings Troutmans here from down the road and across the country.

February 2012

Banana Pudding

It’s a simple dish built in layers, rich and comforting, reflecting the foundation of a satisfying Southern life.

August 2011

History in a Mason Jar

Today, long after Junior Johnson famously learned to drive hauling outlaw liquor, distillers are again providing the fiery flavor of the backwoods — all with the state’s blessing.