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)

November 2013

The Morning Show

The Over the Hill Gang keeps things lively in downtown Clinton.

November 2013

They Are Everywhere

North Carolina has one of the largest populations of veterans in America. Here, combat veterans are chronicling their experiences to create what may be a new genre of 21st-century literature. Our poet laureate shares how he teaches veterans to tell their stories, and what he is learning about combat in the process.

November 2013

Hometown Opry

Once a month, a pawnshop transforms into a radio studio, and residents of North Wilkesboro rise early to see what happens next.