An instrument that’s come to sound distinctly like the North Carolina mountains claims a long history in faraway lands.
Once mainstays of Main Street, barbershops and beauty parlors still exist, if you know where to look. Remember the gossip, those giant hair dryers,
and that unmistakable scent? Take a seat, and be taken back.
The Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina preserves the songs and sounds of the western part of our state.
From Fred Chappell’s humorous look at the life of a boy growing up in the 1940s, to Wiley Cash’s harrowing tale of a father who will do anything to keep his children safe and by his side, four novels speak to the importance of family, and the trials of coming of age.
Sly? Yes. Reclusive? Definitely. But a carpetbagger? Hardly.
Following World War II, in recognition of American postwar relief efforts, the people of France sent over boxcars filled with gifts to say “thank you.”
The living history of North Carolina’s Moravians still resides in Old Salem, but for a taste of the stories behind the history, head east to the D.H. Hill Library.
Hibernating doesn’t always mean staying home to sleep. Sometimes, it means ending a cold, wet day with much-needed warmth, hospitality, and plenty of cobbler.
For 86 years, thousands of people and hundreds of political candidates have made the pilgrimage to North Carolina’s biggest and oldest church barbecue.