Poinsettias hold a fleeting place in our hearts and on our mantels at Christmastime, but there’s so much more to the plant than what meets the eye. Horticulture researchers at North Carolina State University explore their botanical charms and quirks as part of a North American trial.
Changing Christmas traditions, and the catastrophes, hilarity, and epiphanies that accompany them.
One 19th-century house in Hillsborough has inspired its owners to live life more simply in a town that has withstood the test of time.
In a show imported from New York to Greensboro, tap shoes and trumpets join Mary at the manger.
The symbol of the season is all about sentimentality, not species.
For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.
For the Hoggard brothers of Bertie County, the holidays come with hard work, a lot of lights, and an outpouring of love.
A new take on a classic, with apologies to Clement C. Moore.
A family trip to the mountains to find a tree is more about tradition than perfection.