In the more than 300 years since the Religious Society of Friends brought their way of life to North Carolina, Quakers have maintained a steady presence here. Today, their belief in peace, quiet reflection, and inner light shines faithfully.
North Carolinians learn at an early age to brace themselves for the chilly thrill of zooming down Sliding Rock and plunging into the cold mountain water at the bottom.
Old-fashioned churns are about working together: Each turn of the crank brings us all one step closer to sweet, frozen bliss.
It’s not easy to select “favorite” stories from the nine years that I’ve been editor in chief, having overseen, to date, 112 issues. But here are 10 stories that stand out in my memory as timeless.
Joan Maxwell’s boats travel all around the world, but her company — and her heart — is anchored in Edenton.
If you want to learn to ride the waves, one of the world’s best surfers is more than happy to teach you.
It might boast: Outer Banks breakers are the envy of the East Coast. Or it could share a tale: The world’s best surfer first got his feet wet in the shadow of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Ask nicely, and it might divulge a secret or two: About legends and landmarks — even where to find a clam cookout or a fine fish supper. After all, our waves have plenty of those, too.
Legendary East Coast surfer Jo Pickett travels the world, chasing waves. But she makes her home in Wilmington, where Carolina’s blue swells remind her of family and the importance of living fearlessly.
When an avid outdoorsman marries a devotee of Crystal Coast no-wake zones, compromise is a necessity.