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.
You don’t just walk into “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth” at North Carolina A&T State University. You step into it. You glide and you dance and you bring your best game.
For Phil Freelon, the architect who transformed a lunch counter into a civil rights museum, inspiration comes from the powerful stories behind ordinary objects.
They are our inland lighthouses, the fire towers of western North Carolina. Long ago decommissioned as regular lookouts, these wobbly perches still have plenty of character and purpose. Just ask all the hikers.
John Simcox Holmes set out to understand the connection between clear-cut logging and flooding on his farm. Along the way, he gave trees a voice and helped save the state’s forests.
Forestry didn’t exist in America until two men — each with his own vision for how to protect our woodlands — arrived in western North Carolina and nurtured the profession into being.
The women in the weaving room at the Crossnore School & Children’s Home bring a century’s worth of artistry to life with their looms.
Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide features gift ideas for every one of your family and friends. From uniquely Southern food items to one-of-a-kind travel and event experiences, these gifts celebrate the season and the Old North State.
In the month leading up to Halloween, golden-orange gourds are everywhere, popping up on porches and blanketing church lawns. As pies or as jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins feed us, scare us, and light the way.