North Carolina

Anatomy of a Classic

Spiced-Up Fried Catfish

A field pea chowchow brings the heat to chef Greg Collier’s catfish and grits


A Blue Ridge Mountaintop Marvel

Lauded designer Betsy Brown feathers her own nest on a North Carolina mountain

15th Anniversary

Red Wolf Renaissance

The North Carolina Zoo’s mission to save the endangered canid renews hope for native species


Collard Fritters with Gruyere Fondue from Littler in Durham

A tiny hot spot in Durham just reopened for the first time in two years with a new chef and reimagined menu

Arts & Culture

Why the Duke vs. North Carolina Rivalry Makes Hatred Easy to Love

The South’s most heated college basketball matchup heads to the Final Four this weekend for a historic bout

Country Accent

Home on the Road

Why rural folks don’t seem to mind long drives

The Wild South

Soaking Up the Shad Run

Spring in the South means the shad are in the river—and the stripers won’t be far behind


The Broken Cup Cocktail

A cognac-laced sipper ideal for early spring from Chapel Hill’s Osteria Georgi


Mike Hester’s Dogged Pursuit

With sheer determination, Mike Hester has spent decades turning his family’s farm into a hotbed of wild quail and champion bird dogs. And it all traces back to a love of the hunt

Arts & Culture

How Mick Jagger Rocked a Plucky Charlotte Dive Bar

The story behind two images of the Thirsty Beaver Saloon

Fork in the Road

John T. Edge Finds Seafood Bliss in Wilmington, North Carolina

Seabird brings a sophisticated taste of North Carolina’s saltwater bounty—and bivalves for breakfast—to downtown guests


One-on-One With Patrick Wilson

He acts, sings, and dances his way from Appalachia to Hollywood’s biggest franchises

My Town

My Town: Tonya Council’s Raleigh, North Carolina

Mama Dip’s granddaughter shares the Southern businesses she loves to support in her home state

9 Slideshow


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Possum Town

O. N. Pruitt’s rare photos of Jim Crow–era Mississippi feature in a new book

Arts & Culture

A Southern Spin on a Scottish Tradition

On January 25, North Carolinians with Scottish roots will pour the whisky and serve up the haggis for Burns Night


Seven Southern Retreats Where Winter Shines

Cozy getaways that make the best of cold temperatures

Food & Drink

The Return of a Moravian Cookie Family Dynasty

North Carolina’s Wilkerson bakery brings back beautiful and wisp-thin spiced treats

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


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