Family Tradition: Fishing for Adventure

A day of sunshine and good company beside the French Broad River is a day well spent, whether or not the trout are biting.


A Church Choir is a Symbol of Togetherness

Arguably, choirs are the most visible aspect of a church service. For singers and listeners alike, choirs fill our hearts with a crescendo of joy.


8 Curious Things Hiding in Plain Sight in North Carolina

Our senior writer/editor put more than 8,000 miles on his car on trips around North Carolina last year. Here are eight curious sights he found on the way to somewhere else.

Editor's Column

March 2017 Welcome Letter: Crafting a Good Life

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson writes about her mother’s love of working with her hands — crocheting, embroidering, and cross-stitching memories to last a lifetime.


Two Cultures Come Together on Ocracoke Island

On Ocracoke Island, where old-timers claim kin from Blackbeard’s day, a new community is taking shape. The two cultures may not speak the same native language, but they understand that the best way to weather change is together.