O.Henry Ending

Sunday Lessons In the loving hands of a remarkable grandmother By Kathleen Causey The black cat clock sat directly above the living room chair where my grandmother wove the rag rugs she sold all [...]

The Accidental Astrologer

Double Vision There’s never a dull moment when Gemini is in the house By Astrid Stellanova Donald Trump, Kanye West, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Prince, Joan Rivers, Johnny Depp, Anderson [...]

Almanac

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold The mockingbird sings 100 songs. [...]

Botanicus

Aphrodite’s Tears The timeless appeal of summer roses By Ross Howell Jr. June mornings I walk my dog Sam on a route that takes us by the rose garden of a house facing Fisher Park. There’s a [...]

Outta Sight

An extraordinary architectural gem stands apart from others in Lake Daniel By Billy Ingram Photographs by Amy Freeman I was maybe 13 years old, piloting my well-worn Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback [...]

A Beacon of Light

Saint James Presbyterian Church has been serving God and the Gate City for 150 years By Grant Britt   •   Photographs by Lynn Donovan “God is so great that anything we would come against, even if [...]

Boys to Men

Coming of age in Troop 48 By David Claude Bailey   •   Illustration by Romey Petite “Don’t pat the pancakes!” The voice comes to my 11-year-old ears as if through gauze, muffled but clearly [...]

Seaworthy

High Point’s Brad Flater grew up dreaming of designing boats. With a pedigree that includes  Hatteras Yachts, his OBX Boatworks has set its own brilliant course By Ross Howell Jr.   •   [...]

Poem June 2017

Reclamation Project Sunken shapes of claw, paw, toe betray those who trespass on the beach when tide is out. Shells, their chambered lives destroyed by roiling waves, spread detritus like chad. [...]

Wandering Billy

McIver Street Makeover A happy alternative to the wrecking ball By Billy Eye “The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”  Ursula [...]

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