December 2013

Oh, (State) Christmas Tree!

A Fraser fir, always and only. Folks who’d stoop to taking home something like a Scotch pine? Amateurs.



This Piedmont town feels like home, whether you’re from here or not.

December 2013

Scents of the Season

Remembering the blessing of North Carolina’s fragrant holiday foods.

December 2013

Balsam Encore

There are no televisions at this mountain retreat, where an older form of entertainment keeps guests coming back.

December 2013

A Prayer for North Carolina

Learn how the December issue inspired a first-of-its-kind feature and an innovative digital storytelling experience.

November 2013

Joyful Noise

Across North Carolina, conductors lift batons, musicians ready instruments, and we give thanks for the gift of music.

November 2013

Boogie Woogie Redux

Letters From Home — an Andrews Sisters tribute act from the Piedmont — brings fans of the original trio to their feet with World War II-era ditties.

Civil War Series

The Iron Lifeline

The outcome of the war relies on the strength of the state’s railroads. (Volume 3, Part 11)