In a clapboard house on East Front Street, a pioneering female photographer began a distinguished career, one that included taking aerial shots from a Wright brothers plane.
By the early 20th century, the “Big Three” industries that dominated North Carolina were textile, furniture, and tobacco. Within a few decades, North Carolina earned its place as the center of textile manufacturing in the country. As businesses expanded to match the growing demand, an abundance of labor and use of quality fabrics led the path to capital success.
Nature outshines even the brightest newfangled Christmas decorations. From garlands to kissing balls, homegrown, family-owned garden centers stock the holly (and the jolly) of the season.
Gather native North Carolina foliage to capture the spirit of our home state in a cheery DIY wreath.
For the holiday hostess who hasn’t a minute to spare, New Garden sells fully trimmed trees, one of many services for time-crunched customers.
Jamie and Sara Jane Davis are young now, but they plan to grow old working their land in the North Carolina foothills.
After the death of her husband, Frances Huber reinvented their farm, and her life.
High in Ashe County, Ron and Suzanne Joyner are bringing back hundreds of varieties of forgotten fruit.
Medicinal herbs are indigenous to western North Carolina; Gaia Herbs in Brevard takes a modern approach to ancient traditions.