Trudy Haywood Saunders

Arts & Culture

Barn Again: A Woodworker Reimagines a Family Heirloom

A new dining set with a meaningful past brings loved ones to the table once more


The Secrets of the Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Walk a mile to the North Carolina beachside treasure that connects you to generations of stories


Seven Southern Drive-In Movie Theaters

Pull up at one of these classics or newcomers for a small-town Saturday night


A Local’s Guide to Lexington, North Carolina

The Piedmont town has a serious barbecue obsession—and family-run shops of all kinds


7 Historic Southern Theaters That Play On

Age ain’t nothing but a number for these still-thriving venues

Arts & Culture

This Old Truck

A love letter to vintage family vehicles, and why Southerners just can’t stand to part with them


Following the Sonker Trail

On the road in search of the classic North Carolina cousin to the cobbler (and a recipe, to boot)

Food & Drink

Lessons from the Blueberry Patch

The art of picking, courtesy of a lifelong lover of the berry

Arts & Culture

The Little Entertainment Town That Could

Along Branson, Missouri’s Highway 76, music and homespun entertainment spills out of caves, drawing onlookers for generations

Hidden Gem

Discover What’s Inside a Giant Roadside Strawberry

After a day at the beach, one nostalgic North Carolina wonder is worth a pit stop


When Annie Oakley Came to Pinehurst

How the legendary sure shot blasted her way into North Carolina history