My family’s love affair with the N.C. mountains

For us, time spent in the hills is like a spiritual journey.
By Glenn Burkins | August 20, 2020

History told in honest detail at Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston

This South Carolina port city, once the epicenter of America's slave trade, is slowly beginning to grapple with its checkered history.
By Patsy V. Pressley | July 11, 2018

In the heart of downtown Columbia, ‘Soda City’ has upped the game for outdoor markets

Soda City founder Emile DeFelice says he hopes the city's Saturday morning street market, with its wealth of diversity, will dispel some common assumptions about the city, and even about farmers markets.
By Patsy V. Pressley | July 25, 2017

Natural Bridge State Park, a true wonder of nature

Just three and a half hours from Charlotte, this natural wonder so inspired a U.S. president that he decided to buy it.
By Patsy V. Pressley | May 23, 2017

Crowders Mountain State Park: a hikers paradise a short drive from Charlotte

Located 30 miles west of Charlotte, Crowders Mountain State Park covers more than 5,100 acres in Gaston County and includes campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas, canoe rentals and fishing.
By Glenn Burkins | July 12, 2016