A Thoroughly Modern Love Story

Finding the unexpected in High Point’s Emerywood By Cynthia Adams   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman Stephanie James Goldman, wearing fawn-colored slacks and knee-high suede boots, opens the door [...]

A Man of Moral Fiber

On the fortieth anniversary of his Rug Business, High Point’s Zaki Khalifa shares the story of an American Dream that almost wasn’t By Maria Johnson   •   Photograph by Amy Freeman He came to [...]

Our Shining City on the Hill

High Point’s wildcat of an economy keeps purring, but  the city struggles to up its curb appeal By Billy Ingram   •   Photographs By Amy Freeman “High Point is as complicated as the Bible,” [...]

Magna Carta Man

“Little old bookbinder” Don Etherington held — and preserved — history with his hands By Jim Moriarty Photographs by John Gessner     Surrounded by thickheaded hammers, scalpels that look like [...]


Wintry Mix Without warning, you alter my day — wanting more firewood before it becomes soggier with morning snow. I see no reason to disembark the sofa. Horizontal before the fireplace, I offer [...]

Wandering Billy

By Billy Eye “No friendship is an accident.” — O.Henry They say what you’re doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be doing all year. Getting a good night’s sleep sounds [...]


Splish! Splash! Winter waterbirds have arrived By Susan Campbell The arrival of cold weather in the Triad means that our local ponds and lakes will become the winter home to more than two dozen [...]

True South

Reconciling Resolutions Forget dropping 20 pounds. Just be nice By Susan Kelly My father could be depended upon for two things. One, he always, always, had a ChapStick in his pocket. At church, [...]

In The Spirit

How to Beat the Holiday Hangover Surefire drinks to upgrade your new year cocktails By Tony Cross Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to regroup and get it together. For most of us that [...]

Vine Wisdom

Toast of the Town How the custom got its beginning By Robyn James Beginning a new year is a classic time for a toast. So are weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and basically any occasion for a [...]

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