Food for Thought: November Book Picks

In North Carolina, our culinary history is held fast by tradition: A pot of collards, sweet from the first frost. Sorghum syrup, just poured. Four books tell the tales of our Southern palates and preferred plates.


What’s the History of the Sweet Potato?

The sweet potato dates back centuries and how it became North Carolina’s official state vegetable is just part of the story.


Family Tradition: Fried Turkey Day

A father and his two young sons piece together a patchwork of North Carolina memories. Now they’re seeking a favorite sandwich in Fayetteville.


Q&A with Parmalee’s Lead Singer Matt Thomas

With several consecutive hits on country radio, including “Carolina” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” homegrown band Parmalee is establishing itself as a beloved national act. We chat with lead singer Matt Thomas about the group’s North Carolina roots and newfound success ahead of its homecoming concert at East Carolina University.


The Marines of Montford Point

During World War II, a military base in Jacksonville served as the training camp for the first African-American Marines since the American Revolution.