Carolina Life

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

This Southern tradition is a delicious way to guarantee prosperity in the new year

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Photography by Ashley Fetner

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

Traditional quilt block art marks significant places of the region

The Places in Between

The Places in Between

Art by Anthony Ulinski

That Night With Lady

That Night With Lady

For Mom and Dad: a memory and a message of thanks

Muscadines

Muscadines

The pop and a burst of juice make muscadines one of the traditional treats of late summer

A Duck Story

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

Zucchini Mania!

Zucchini Mania!

It’s everywhere in mid-summer, but it’s also delicious, nutritious and versatile.

A Meditation on the Speckled Trout

A Meditation on the Speckled Trout

Stories, legends and etiquette of cold-weather fishing in eastern North Carolina

Bill Minchew

Bill Minchew

kept climbing to reach his dream

Still natural after all  these years

Still natural after all these years

50 years later, Sunset Beach still likes things the way they are

Local Peaches

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets

Our mad plaid state shell

Our mad plaid state shell

It’s rare, but it’s there on our shores