Life

Jason Brown’s Journey From Football to Farming

One of the highest-paid centers in the NFL walked away from football at the peak of his career. His new life on a farm in Louisburg, just 30 minutes from where he grew up, was much harder, and happier, than he ever thought possible.

Life

Family Tradition: Wee Scottish Lads

Young visitors to the annual Highland Games in Laurinburg discover bagpipes and sheepdogs, footraces and stone tosses — and their own Scottish roots.

Life

Ramblin’ Man: Leaving a Mark

Deep in a forgotten forest within sight of a nameless ridge, a beech tree wears a set of initials, evidence of a moment shared between a father and a son.

Life

The Church on the Pamlico

At a homegrown sanctuary on the Pamlico, mighty waters carry generations through every twist and turn in life. Shoes are optional. Bug spray isn’t.

Life

Remembering the Family Mules

Pulling a heavy load of history, mules were once considered family — at least, until tractors came along. But in certain quarters, our long-eared, hardheaded friends never went out of style.

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