The Mystery of Badin Lake

A wartime tragedy became lake lore in Stanly County. Setting the record straight, easing the heartbreak, and putting rumors to rest has taken more than 75 years — and counting.


Indigo Farms in Calabash

Sam Bellamy grew up tending to the animals on his family’s farm in Brunswick County, but it’s his passion for nurturing plants — and people — that has flourished.


Downtown: Belmont

There’s a rhythm in the history of this Gaston County city, and chic restaurants and shops are creating an infectious new beat.


Carolina Calendar: August 2018

The dog days of summer could be spent inside with air-conditioning — or you could fill them with mountain music, watermelon festivals, and seaside dancing.