Almanac June 2023

June is a daydream; a picnic; a long, sweet song. Beyond the sunlit meadow — thick with thistle and crickets and Queen Anne’s lace — the grandfather oak has gone moony. Most days, he is patient. [...]

A Fresh Start

Morning routines that get — and keep — three professionals going By Cynthia Adams A newswoman arrives at work at 3 a.m. An architect seeks to establish a natural flow to each day. An on-call [...]

A New Dawn on Sunset

A couple breathes life into an old downtown Asheboro building By Cassie Bustamante Photographs by Amy Freeman     Right: Photograph by Lauren Brooks of Hello Cheetah Photography and Monclay, LLC [...]

Visual Language

Jennifer Meanley creates kaleidoscopic realities By Liza Roberts .    .  Center: As if smoldering and smoke were oneness evoked by thought and expression, oil on paper mounted on panel, 15 x 15 [...]

Poem June 2023

this I know for sure We are the breath the skin the muscles the heart the hands the unmeasurable bones whispering across the Atlantic Ocean. We are the bellies of Middle Passage ships. We are the [...]

Love’s Labor Lost?

J. Spencer Love’s storied Irving Park mansion faces a new era By Ross Howell Jr.   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman Feature image: Photograph © Greensboro History Museum Collection     In 1936, [...]

Minding Her Own Business

Three single moms push the envelope in entrepreneurialism By Cassie Bustamante Photographs by Bert VanderVeen It’s often been said that motherhood is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. Its [...]

Uwharrie Here (You are here)

A seasoned hiker shares five favorite trails By David Claude Bailey As a travel writer and former airline-magazine editor, I’ve visited a mountain or two — Mount Olympus, the seat of Zeus in [...]

Almanac May 2023

May is the nimble bard, back again, rendering tales of romance and revelry. When the peonies sing out and the black snake sheds his winter skin, the bard slinks in with an age-old poem, jubilant [...]

Poem May 2023

Mallard Ducks It is late afternoon and a pair of mallard ducks is paddling the length and breadth of Lake Katharine, their webbed feet working beneath the waterline. The male’s hunter green head [...]

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