Randolph Community College’s Top-Notch Photography Program

One of the top photography programs on the East Coast can be found at a small community college in Asheboro, where old-school film techniques prepare artists to work in the digital age.


A Look Back at the Coldest Day Ever in North Carolina

Record-breaking temperatures swept across much of the eastern United States in the winter of 1985, but nowhere was quite as frigid as Mount Mitchell.

Home & Garden

Local Landmark: New Bern’s Bayard Wootten House

In a clapboard house on East Front Street, a pioneering female photographer began a distinguished career, one that included taking aerial shots from a Wright brothers plane.


Photographer H. Lee Waters Focused on the Familiar

For more than half a century, a photographer from Lexington documented the lives of local people, collecting ordinary moments to create an extraordinary legacy.


A Lesson in Patience from a Polaroid Camera

For two boys who’ve grown up in a world of instant digital connections, there’s still wonder in waiting for a Polaroid picture.


Wood-Burning Fireplaces Provide Winter Warmth

In the coldest months of the year, there’s only one place we want to be: toasting our toes in front of a big, bright, wood-burning fire.