Richmond County’s seat has a long history of perseverance, generosity, and teamwork. Now it has NASCAR back, and new hope.
Only 18 miles of the Cherohala Skyway run across North Carolina. But those miles, cutting and rising above the Great Smoky Mountains, are some of the prettiest you’ll drive anywhere.
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is 3,800 acres of unchecked wilderness. Here, centuries-old trees scrape the sky and shelter a natural world that reminds us of our place on this planet.
Three waterways lead into town, and two roadways lead out, but few people who come here ever find reason to leave.
Lifelong adventurer Keith Bruce, a retired dentist, flies into his later years on a zip line and the belief that life should be a ride.
At first, soldiers from both North and South return to their regiments in prisoner-of-war exchanges. But when officials end the old system in hopes of diminishing the slaughter, captured soldiers face death in the prison camps. (Volume 1, Part 6)
At Luella’s Bar-B-Que, customers find enough familiarity to make them comfortable and enough diversity to remind them they’re in Asheville.
It’s sometimes raw and sometimes steamed and sometimes fried. It never moves. But it always works. And we should be kinder to it. The oyster is good to us.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Pee Dee made a village out of this land on the southern edge of the Uwharrie Mountains. Today, their ceremonial center is preserved at Town Creek Indian Mound, and their humble spirit persists in the people who now make Mount Gilead home.