That Old-Time Sound: July 2016 Book Picks

Our mountains and Foothills have inspired generations of Carolina-born and -bred folk musicians — who have, themselves, inspired generations of writers. Four books tell the stories behind the musical storytellers.


Studio Tour with Wood Sculptor Bob Trotman

Far from the corridors and offices of the figures he portrays, a sculptor comments on the dangers of the dollar.

Home & Garden

Handmade Heritage Flags are Unique and Well-Aged

In Southern Pines, one man made a gift so unique that others begged for their own. Each patriotic rendering is one of a kind.


Photo Essay: Home Field Advantage

Pop flies and popcorn. Mascots and strikeouts. On summer nights, North Carolina’s nine minor league teams field, swing, pitch, and catch in special places. And the crowd goes wild.

Arts & Culture

Star Spangled Singers

Patriotic hopefuls audition to be one of the lucky few to sing the national anthem at a Durham Bulls game.


Family Tradition: Of Mice & Boys

An ode to the freedom of the road, passing the torch, and one Carolina pickup.