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Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Photography by Ashley Fetner

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

Traditional quilt block art marks significant places of the region

First in forestry

Pioneers of American forest management got their start in western North Carolina

That Night With Lady

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


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

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

Zucchini Mania!

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

No longer a ‘shad’ story

The shad are jumping the rapids for real on their annual run up the Cape Fear River

Bill Minchew

kept climbing to reach his dream

Still natural after all these years

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

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets

Our mad plaid state shell

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


Art by Ronald Ragland