July 2010

Fluent in Music

Acclaimed composer and Winston-Salem native Margaret Vardell Sandresky continues to speak through her award-winning compositions.

July 2010

Southern Historian at Heart

Professor and author Dan Pierce honors his own roots as he explores Southern history for his books and his classes at The University of North Carolina at Asheville.


Princeton of the South

Rebelling against the king, the founders of Charlotte established Queen’s College. Had the college survived the Revolutionary War, Charlotte — not Chapel Hill — would have claimed the nation’s first public university.


Now Playing: Drive-Ins in North Carolina

They faded away when the masses sought more comfortable confines inside air-conditioned movie theaters. But across North Carolina, six drive-in movie screens still hold on to the sentiment that outside is better.


Fresh from the Farm

For crisp, seasonal side dishes, head to the farmers market for locally grown ingredients bursting with flavor.