Life

Photo Essay: A Light Within

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.

Life

Toad & Wee: Slide & Splash

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.

Life

A Look Back

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.

Life

If This Wave Could Talk

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.

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Gidget Grown Up: Jo Pickett

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.

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