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Photo Essay: Spring in North Carolina Brings an Abundance of Azaleas

Springtime finds North Carolina in full bloom. Mountains to coast, in suburban yards and along remote trails, the azalea — perhaps more than any other native plant — brings Southern charm wherever it grows.


How a Group of Students Saved Crowders Mountain

In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.


Family Tradition: Fishing for Adventure

A day of sunshine and good company beside the French Broad River is a day well spent, whether or not the trout are biting.


A Church Choir is a Symbol of Togetherness

Arguably, choirs are the most visible aspect of a church service. For singers and listeners alike, choirs fill our hearts with a crescendo of joy.


Etta Baker’s Blues Legacy in North Carolina

Born on March 31, 1913, Etta Baker might not be a common household name across America, but her music’s influence continues to shape generations of musicians across genres. We’re celebrating her birthday this week by revisiting her legacy.


A Museum in Old Salem Tells Our Settlers’ Tales

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem celebrates the tools and trades that pioneers brought with them to North Carolina’s backcountry.