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North Carolina

Sporting Scene

Restoring Classic Side-by-Sides

A North Carolinian readies vintage guns for new days in the field

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: A Weekend in Cashiers

Reveling in great friends, food, and the outdoors during our annual Garden & Gun Society Gathering

Music

Listen Now: Doc Watson’s First-Ever Recording

Hear the previously unreleased “The Precious Jewel,” from a new career-spanning box set of the legendary North Carolina musician

Arts & Culture

Through Her Lens: The Nearly Forgotten Photographer Who Really Saw the South

Meet North Carolina’s Bayard Wootten, a self-taught photographer whose images still speak

This Land

A Mother-Daughter Duo Connects on the Fly

Two women cast for trout, and other things that lie beneath the surface

Sporting South

Finding Flounder and Family

From the bow of a skiff in the still of night, gig in hand, a son reflects on fathers, flounder, and choosing a life outdoors

Recipe

The Corpse Reviver’s Corpse Reviver

A classic cocktail spins in its grave at a Durham distillery

Travel

Historic Getaways for Horse Lovers

Three historic Southern inns where equestrians feel right at home

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Carolina Blue

Baby blue? Sky blue? Robin egg? What shade really is the Tar Heels’ iconic color?

Sporting South

Into the Woodcock Woods

Long overlooked as a prime upland bird in the South, the timberdoodle is quickly inspiring a new legion of hunters. But that by no means makes this whimsical-looking, erratic-flying,
thick-cover-loving quarry an easy target

This Land

Seeking Perspective at a Dark Sky Park

A childhood serenity under the stars
reawakens in a North Carolina observatory

My Town

My Town: Avery Ruzicka’s Greensboro, North Carolina

A lauded baker shares the irresistible draws of her hometown

Tastemaker

A North Carolina Oyster Oracle

Ryan Bethea wants everyone in the state to be able to get their hands on fresh bivalves

Travel

High Hampton’s Intimate Allure

During the cooler months, the newly restored resort in Cashiers, North Carolina, transforms into the perfect couples’ getaway

What to See and Do

Leaf Peeping 2021: Here’s What to Expect in the South

To catch fall’s most vibrant colors in the Southeast, follow the trees downhill—and use this handy prediction tool

Arts & Culture

An Unbelievably Photogenic Wedding 135 Feet Above the Atlantic Ocean

This North Carolina couple was the first to get married on top of Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned Coast Guard light

TRAVEL

Winston-Salem’s Latest Renaissance

Known as the “city of arts and innovation,” the North Carolina enclave beckons with plenty to taste and see

Inns

High Hampton’s Renewed Mountain Magic

The Blackberry Farm team helps usher in the next chapter of a fabled North Carolina mountain retreat

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Highlands, North Carolina

Highlander Mountain House

Chef in Residence series featuring executive chef Ann Kim of the Garden & Gun Club

Arts & Culture

North Carolina’s Living History

The meticulous re-creation of Tryon Palace showcases a 250-year-old story