Peace in the Yadkin Valley

The sprawling vineyards and wide-open skies that stretch for miles across seven North Carolina counties offer relaxing getaways — not to mention some of the state’s finest wines — for Sunday drivers aching to escape the rush of city life.

7 Scenic Drives to Take in the Piedmont

Spend a day driving on a beautiful North Carolina byway through rolling farmland and foothills, past vineyards and rock formations, and into a remote forest — and find out the best places to stop for food, fun, and stunning views along the way.

The Land of Wool & Wine

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery near Elkin has been many things: a family getaway for a textile dynasty, a dairy farm, a company retreat. Today, it weaves each of those threads into a rich tapestry.

Glory Bound

The captain of the Yadkin Stars is a fearless and loyal leader. But throughout his tenure and journey north as a prisoner of war, William Henry Asbury Speer remains haunted by a weary ambivalence toward the cause and this unwinnable war.
(Volume 1, Part 5)