Arts

Cigar-Box Fiddles

A craftsman in Asheville combines music, art, and history to give cigar boxes unexpected new life.

Arts

The Man Who Taught a Fiddler to Play Guitar

Before he learned to play fiddle, the South’s most famous fiddler learned to play guitar. Charlie Daniels has never forgotten that moment, or the friend who taught him.

Home & Garden

Two Berries Are Better Than One

Because having two official state berries — the blueberry and the strawberry — means plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience.

History

Lumina Pavilion

“Only when it was gone did we realize what was lost.”

History

Lakeside Legends

In the ’60s and ’70s, Williams Lake and Lake Artesia became weekend hotspots for teens looking to put on their shagging shoes and let loose.

History

Summer in the Sixties

Every generation makes its own beach memories. Summer in the ’60s was seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and board games. We didn’t realize then what those long, bright days would mean to us now – sunburns and all.

History

Where Are We? The Story of North Carolina Maps

Sedan-size maps of centuries past weren’t as convenient as our smartphones’ GPS, but without them, we would have been lost.

Arts

Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.