On one joy-filled Sunday every August, a quiet church comes to life. There, descendants of two African American families celebrate a shared heritage that dates to a 19th-century Randolph County community rooted in faith and bound by family ties.
In the late 1960s, an Asheboro Scoutmaster had a dream: cut a mini Appalachian Trail through Uwharrie National Forest, in the center of the state. Today, a new group of trailblazers aims to finish the job.
The ancient Uwharries aren’t the biggest mountains in North Carolina, but for off-road ramblers in rugged 4x4s, they’re a muddy mess of fun. These drivers know just how tough — and how fragile — this landscape really is.