Life

Ramblin’ Man: Millpond Memories

A grandmother’s depiction of a favorite swimming spot preserves a moment in shades of yesteryear.

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Century-Old Tomato Club is a Cleveland County Tradition

A tomato club founded more than a century ago has blossomed into a beloved tradition in Cleveland County, where members tend their community like a garden.

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Soaking In the Last Days of Summer

From Hickory to Ahoskie, there’s still time to embrace a season caught between overstaying its welcome and slipping away.

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Growing Up Carolina

In the Old North State, small moments add up in young minds, and lead to feelings that last a lifetime.

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Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska

This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.

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Ramblin’ Man: the Crawdad Hunter

Catching these elusive critters requires courage, quickness, and a healthy dose of childhood curiosity.

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Fireworks are our Shining Stars of Summer

Let sparks fly: From booming beauties to fizzling favorites, there’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth than with fireworks.

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Family Tradition: An Afternoon Well Spent at Rudd Farm

Every kid should spend a day on the farm, learning about how his food is grown. A generous helping of sweet corn, eaten right in a Guilford County field, is just a bonus.