January 2017 Welcome Letter: Spoonful of Sugar

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson inherited her dad’s sweet tooth, so candies and cookies were as ingrained in her childhood as Polaroid cameras and vinyl LPs.

Home & Garden

The Artistry, Economics & Tradition of Cloth in Western North Carolina

By the early 20th century, the “Big Three” industries that dominated North Carolina were textile, furniture, and tobacco. Within a few decades, North Carolina earned its place as the center of textile manufacturing in the country. As businesses expanded to match the growing demand, an abundance of labor and use of quality fabrics led the path to capital success.

Home & Garden

5 Family-Owned Garden Centers Offer Yuletide Trimmings

Nature outshines even the brightest newfangled Christmas decorations. From garlands to kissing balls, homegrown, family-owned garden centers stock the holly (and the jolly) of the season.