Category: Explore

Following the old road

text and photographs by Scott Huler Just southeast of Charlotte, at the big rock that marks the corner of North and South Carolina – OK, one of many corners, and those corners have actually been somewhat mobile, but that’s another story…

A ride on the pottery highway

by Elizabeth Lincicome “We’re very proud of our stoplight,” says potter Bonnie Burns, showing a visitor around the compact and charming town of Seagrove, population 228. The Pottery Capital of America might be small in size, but its artistic significance…

Betting on bluegrass

by Samantha Thompson Hatem The International Bluegrass Music Association and its members arrive in late September for the group’s annual conference, when they’ll turn downtown Raleigh into a bluegrass mecca with more than 150 bands, a street festival, and big-name…

Keeping cool in Raleigh city pools

photographs by Tim Lytveninko The history of public pools here is a rich one, spanning more than a century, and reflecting all of the social and economic changes of the times. In 1891, Richard Stanhope Pullen built Raleigh’s first public…

The Arboretum: In Bloom

illustrations by Laura Frankstone One of the largest and most diverse collections of plants that thrive in the Southeast can be found at Raleigh’s J.C. Raulston Arboretum. This meandering, 10-acre research garden, planted with more than 5,000 different kinds of…

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