Dining

Wilber’s Barbecue

Wilber Shirley is committed to the tradition of cooking whole hogs entirely over hardwood coals.

Dining

The Muffin Man

Andy Montero built his Elizabeth City restaurant on baskets of pastries.

August 2012

This is Charlotte

That’s right. The big city. For years, we thought it was too much to describe. For years, we thought it was too “city” for us, too removed from us, too big for us, too crowded. Let us say it now: We weren’t looking close enough.

Archives

Tarboro

The waters came. The waters went. But the people stayed, giving this eastern North Carolina town the chance to fight back and become even stronger — “after the flood.”

Eastern

Hurricane Hazel

On October 15, 1954, a terrible storm makes for a terrible day for the entire country. One county in rural southeastern North Carolina takes the most direct hit, with lives and communities shattered under the storm clouds.

August 2012

Elkin

In the heart of wine country, a little, old town ages into a dynamic place that stands on the edge of miraculous.

Arts

Asheville’s River Arts District

In the late 1800s, this area was the booming, industrial heart of the city. Factories and mills lined the banks along the French Broad River, producing everything from fabric and flour to crackers and ice. Those businesses have long since faded away. But the district’s creative spirit never died.

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