The coots, loons, and surf scoters in this Harkers Island studio don’t fly. But they land in collections and competitions from coast to coast, as rows of blue ribbons attest.
The 50 rhyming, chiming bells of Duke Chapel’s grand carillon have rung out over the university for more than 80 years.
Adventures across the state can wait. At Christmas, there’s nothing like the warmth and comfort of your own house.
Handmade from Popsicle sticks and macaroni, or preserved from generations past: An ornament represents a story, a memory, a treasured entry on the timeline of our lives.
Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson considers what her Christmas wish list might look like today, compared to the ones she used to write as a child.
The river knows best: It nourishes and guides, warns and welcomes. In Cherokee culture, river rituals and lore protect the mind, body, and spirit.
Surely the first feast came from the water. By net or line, hook or gig, the promise of a fresh catch lures us still, and sustains us always.
The true story of how a Jewish man from Gastonia became the world’s largest maker of Christmas ornaments, and so much more.
The best family traditions don’t come ready-made. They’re hard-won, full of promise, but messy — just like the holidays. A Christmas tree hunt in the North Carolina mountains is no exception.