As his body started to deteriorate from ALS, this artist and former marine moved from Durham to Wilmington to live out his life by the beach.
The Wilmington mixologist makes a mean cocktail — but he’s equally passionate about his nonprofit, Third Person Project.
This master shipwright and longtime professor at Cape Fear Community College reinvented its wooden boatbuilding program.
Off a two-lane highway in Hillsborough down a gravel road, this artist and printmaker celebrates the South’s natural world.
This Durham-based artist engages viewers with work that uses color and portraiture to express — and evoke — deep emotions.
This Raeford-raised film industry veteran has found success — and happiness — with a Netflix show that taps his Southern roots.
Jaki Shelton Green, the ninth Poet Laureate of North Carolina, captures the beauty and cruelty of humanity her writing.
The couple behind Sea Love Sea Salt, out of Burgaw, built their business around a shared culinary passion.
STARworks, in the town of Star, offers aspiring glass-blowing artists and potters a place to train and flourish
Despite being a longtime North Carolinian, for this beat poet, The Big Easy is alive in his heart, his words, and his photos
Leah Wong Ashburn carries her father’s torch at Asheville’s oldest independent brewery
Dean Neff and Lydia Clopton open downtown Wilmington’s fish-forward restaurant and oyster bar Seabird, inspired by the water.
Roots duo and North Carolina natives Austin and Sarah McCombie open a new music venue on their farm in Siler City
In her music and painting alike, the muse lives and breathes in the mountains of Brevard