Young Tar Heels Explore Past Through Junior Historian Association

Since 1953, the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association has brought together students across the state. The goal? To learn about — and love — their own patch of North Carolina history.


Whimsical Wood Work by Patrick Dougherty

Meet the man behind whimsical landscape sculptures, created entirely with branches and twigs.


The Goat Whisperers of Roan Mountain

With the help of human herders, some hungry goats are saving the sensitive balds of Roan Mountain.


Dr. Frank King & His Fantastic Farm

The road to a 120th birthday party could start on a western North Carolina ranch full of yaks, camels, elk, and (especially) bison.


The South, In Verse: April Book Picks

Four North Carolina poets reflect on our Southern landscape and its people, creating an ode to the everyday — a “blazing sensory world,” says James Applewhite — of the history, rhythms, and voices that mark our region.


Studio Tour with Durham’s Heather Gordon

At the intersection of math and art, you’ll find a visual artist who sees beauty in charts, codes, and numbers.


Family Tradition: A Day at the Zoo

Alligators to zebras and even the gift shop: Everything’s a wonder at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.


Bicycle Dreams

Mild weather, miles of greenways, and every terrain from mountain trail to beachy expanse: North Carolina was made for biking.