more about: North Carolina

Three Unforgettable Pieces of Wisdom Maya Angelou Shared with Us

We are saddened today to hear of the passing of the legendary Maya Angelou. The St. Louis, Missouri, native (who spent part of her youth in Stamps, Arkansas) later made Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her home.

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Earl Scruggs Center Debuts in NC

Music and stories from the American South? Count us in. That’s the tagline for the Earl Scruggs Center, which opens this weekend in Shelby, North Carolina. 

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Southern Snapshot: Escape to Bald Head Island

Dreaming of a remote getaway? We have one for you: Bald Head Island, North Carolina. I was there earlier this month, and couldn’t wait to share. Located on the Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island can only be reached by ferry. There are no private vehicles on the island, no high rises, no chain restaurants. There are charming cottages, like […]

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Garden With Confidence

There’s a pernicious rumor going around that gardening is just too hard for the average person. Oh sure, they can paint their floors and bake a gold-leaf cake for the Queen, but plant some herbs? That’s just so hard! Garden coach Helen Yoest thinks this rumor is pure manure. So she’s written a book to prove that anyone can garden […]

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They Brake for Pinto Beans

Owner Ronnie Horton of Ronnie’s Country Store in downtown Winston-Salem is all fired up—the fresh dried pintos are in. “It’s the most exciting thing that happens in Winston-Salem every year,” he says.

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Fall Is Here!

Our photographers are racing around the region trying to capture the first signs of fall in the South. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smokies and beyond, the shades of gold and amber that wash over our landscape this time of year are a sight to see.

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You Have to Try Andy Griffith’s Favorite Sandwich

Mount Airy, North Carolina was the model for Andy Griffith’s television hometown. But locals say it has another claim to fame—the ground steak sandwich.

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SL Hot List: Books, Bourbon, and Ben Folds Five

It’s time to get your lowdown on all the must-know news pouring out of our region this week. With Ben Folds Five’s album, National Bourbon Heritage Month, a Southern Living yard sale, and festivals galore, we bet you’ll keep busy!

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Tastemaker Spotlight: Laura Poole’s Southern Essentials

Laura Poole, owner of the fabulous clothing boutique Capitol in Charlotte, has impeccable taste. Her superbly curated store brims with luxury labels (think Dries Van Norten and Balenciaga) and has garnered national attention.

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Top 10: Southern Cocktails to Try Now

Forget the vodka-water and Natty Light, Southerners know how to appreciate a proper drink. Lucky for us, the South holds claim to some of the brightest minds in the industry. Dean of New Orleans mixology, and part founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail, Chris McMillian gave us a tip-of-the-‘berg run-down of 10 of the bartenders who are shaping […]

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