Downtown Asheboro's arts center features Les Caison III.
Beyond the Rush
In our cities, wilderness tends to take its last stand along the rivers. A Durham river guide devotes his days to helping others experience the serenity still found along the Triangle's urban waterways.
North Carolina Rivers
Rivers tell our story, from the earth's early rotations when rains started wearing down our mountains and carving paths to the oceans, to contemporary North Carolina, where rivers nutured native settlements and sprouted towns. And they still beckon us, sending us downstream in a rush or ushering us along tranquil passages.
Cooking with Cheerwine
Why only drink Salisbury’s favorite fizzy beverage, when you can cook with it, too?
Olympian Meals at River’s End
World-class hikers and whitewater rafters know all about this restaurant on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s where river gods and mortals stop for great home-cooking.
Pampered in a shady nook, the elegant perennial adds color and height to cultivated gardens from spring through fall.
Inside a historic brick building in downtown Salisbury, the Waterworks Visual Arts Center plans its next half century, and a new generation of Rowan County children learns how artists work.
On a single day each year, paddlers crash down the Green River in one of North Carolina’s most spectacular — yet least-visible — competitive events.
Paddling the Black
Regardless of the span of the journey, a trip on the eastern river is always an excursion into majesty.