A cobble street with fall trees overlooks a city skyline


The overlook that inspired the city’s name is still a local favorite

A black and white photo of a school

Arts & Culture

Along back roads and on the outskirts of Southern cities, these schools stand as time capsules


The new “Complete Friends of Old-Time Music Concert” features Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ed Young, and other unsung artists who paved the way for folk musicians like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez

A building with cats painted on the side


Hit the brakes at these funky and fun collections of oddities throughout the region

A bronze cast turtle

Arts & Culture

A can’t-miss show at the North Carolina Museum of Art highlights three-dimensional art from over fifty tribes

An illustration of a ballpark with a cloud in the shape of a person pitching

Arts & Culture

Poised to host a Major League game next month, America’s oldest ballpark is finally getting its due. Plus, more Negro Leagues landmarks around the South

A black and white portrait of a woman

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Born in West Virginia, Ada “Bricktop” Smith taught Paris to do the Charleston. A new Smithsonian exhibition shines a light on her and other influential women of the Lost Generation.

Arts & Culture

The Demon of Unrest, Larson’s vivid depiction of the lead-up to the Civil War, is a masterclass in reportage and storytelling

An illustration of the back of a man with a guitar looking up at a circle of light


For one writer navigating grief, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” is a cradle of comfort

A group of caddies smile and sit on the green

Arts & Culture

For almost fifty years, they carried the bags of golf legends but also masterminded victories from the tees to the holes. Then, with one decision, their lives shifted, and the legacy of their glory days went unheralded. Finally, that’s changing

A vintage photo of an American fighter pilot from WWII

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On the occasion of his milestone birthday this month, a North Carolina World War II vet reflects on a hundred years of living

Inside a historic soda shop, a woman shows two children the room


The charming candy shop and soda fountain in Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the first to bottle Coke 130 years ago

Three men study an excavated canal ditch in the dirt and stand in it

Land & Conservation

A discovery revealed a long-hidden shortcut as well as a surprising story of teamwork

A portrait of a man wearing a black shirt.

Arts & Culture

Deep-sea explorer Tony Romeo made waves last month when the South Carolina resident shared a sonar image of what resembles a sunken plane. Not everyone is convinced it’s Earhart’s, but he’s got a strong case—and plans to make it stronger

An illustration of a man playing paintball with a blue, pink, and yellow splatter

Arts & Culture

From the woods of New Hampshire to the Black Belt of Alabama to 112 countries across the globe, Charles Gaines recounts the evolution of the survival-inspired “little game” that spawned an industry

The front of a white house with brown trim and details. A brick walking path curls in front of the yard and shows a bronze statue of a man and a horse.

Arts & Culture

With a simple walnut desk and stories to fill volumes, President Lincoln’s retreat is a heartbreaking time capsule of American history

A king cake, sliced, with white icing drizzle, yellow, purple, and green spinkles, and a small pink plastic baby

Arts & Culture

Carnival season is so much more than a Fat Tuesday

A yellowed print of a long landscape of the Charleston harbor with ships and red buildings

Arts & Culture

Spilling the tea on sister revolutionary events that happened 250 years ago this month

A vintage photo of a smiling man and woman

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In 1932, twenty-year-old Smith Reynolds was shot at his family’s home, and the world blamed his pregnant, Broadway-star wife. More than ninety years later, his family is ready to talk about it

Arts & Culture

In guidebooks and in cookbooks, the organization has kept one eye on the past and another on the needs of the present