North Carolina

Food & Drink

A modern-day moonshiner draws 
on an old-time source


Jim Mills’s North Carolina basement is a monument to bluegrass history

In the Garden

Robert Balentine’s lush mountain oasis aims to preserve the beauty of the Blue Ridge for future generations

Fork in the Road

Scratch satisfies the itch for baked goods done right

Anatomy of a Classic

The humble chicken potpie rises to new heights


Scott and Seth Avett play some 200 gigs a year, but when the music stops, there’s no place they’d rather be than their North Carolina home


Thanks to celebrity banjo picker Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, old-time bluegrass is the hot new thing


North Carolina native Davis Love III crafts a wild seaside masterpiece in Mexico

Arts & Culture

In an age of violence and turmoil, North Carolina native John Beerman devotes his art to the calming power of water

Made in the South

A North Carolina woodworker crafts one-of-a-kind birdcalls