Home & Garden

Tips for Pruning Rhododendrons

Rhodies overgrown? These seven tips from an expert will help you get your favorite flowering shrubs into tip-top shape.

Decades Series

The 1950s: Justice in Black & White

As the racism of the Jim Crow era comes to a head, the push for equality gains momentum. In North Carolina and across the South, the seeds of the civil rights movement take root.


Saving, the Family Business

In 1899, Erasmus Midgett saved 10 people from a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast — and started a family tradition.

Home & Garden

Meet the Maker: Ken Hall Knives

In the mountains of North Carolina, knife maker Ken Hall turned a longtime dream into his one-of-a-kind, hand-forged creations.


The Transplants

A community farm in Chapel Hill grows more than okra, bitter melons, and Thai chilies. New lives spring from these red-clay rows.

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The 1950s: Elegy For an Iron Horse

Amid the rise of autos and airplanes, a Wilmington-based railroad company struggles to hold on, supported by passionate advocates until the last passenger train leaves the station.


The Python with a Purple Heart

How a soldier rescued a Burmese python from a dinner table during the Vietnam War and brought it back to North Carolina.

Home & Garden

Tips for Planting Azaleas

Stick to these eight guidelines to grow one of North Carolina’s favorite flowering shrubs in your own backyard.