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Jennifer Robin photo gallery Editor's note: Our family has relocated this summer from the Greensboro, N.C. area to the far reaches of western North Carolina. It was in the Jackson County town of Sylva that I caught sight of Jennifer Robin's...
Making Maps: The Art of James Williams Editor's note: North Carolina artist James Williams creates vivid representations of cartography that are nearly impossible to ignore. I know first hand. When I worked at a weekly arts and entertainment magazine in...
Pageton Coal Camp, McDowell County Editor's note: I came across this lovely shot on Twitter last week and after retweeting it received a note of thanks from photographer D. Renee Bolden. I was struck by the lines and the framing and...
The Cold Mountain Music Festival comes back around in early June at Lake Logan in beautiful Haywood County, North Carolina. This second annual festival takes place June 8-9 and benefits Lake Logan and Camp Henry. The lineup for this year’s...
Winston-Salem's own Caleb Caudle released his latest album, Crushed Coins, on Feb. 23. Caudle and his band were on the road in the weeks leading up to an album release show at SECCA in Winston-Salem on Friday night. My friend...