Home & Garden

Briggs Hardware is the Store that Built Raleigh

Briggs Hardware is entwined with the history of North Carolina’s capital city. Now, six generations in, the store is taking on new meaning, and a new challenge, in a familiar place.

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Photo Essay: Spring in North Carolina Brings an Abundance of Azaleas

Springtime finds North Carolina in full bloom. Mountains to coast, in suburban yards and along remote trails, the azalea — perhaps more than any other native plant — brings Southern charm wherever it grows.

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7 Antiques We Found at the Chartreuse Barn Sale

Once a month, an old barn in Thomasville becomes an antique hunter’s paradise. Writer Jodi Helmer reveals how to find the best pieces for your own home.

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Local Landmark: New Bern’s Bayard Wootten House

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.

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The Artistry, Economics & Tradition of Cloth in Western North Carolina

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.

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5 Family-Owned Garden Centers Offer Yuletide Trimmings

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.