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Motor Heads and Motor Courts in North Carolina

Classic car enthusiasts love showing off their polished rides at car shows and cruise-ins. But in the mountains, the biggest thrill comes from getting out on the road and seeing what these aging machines can do.

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Carolina Classic: Tailgating

Tailgating is tradition in North Carolina. Explore how fans across the state show their team spirit through food, travel, and community.

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#MyGameFace Photo Contest

It’s time to show your team spirit. Take a photo of your game face and share it with us to win tickets to the Carolina Hurricane's season opener.

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Remembering Wrightsville: A Coastal History Weekend

Join Our State at the Blockade Runner Hotel in Wrightsville Beach October 24-26, 2014.

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Sponsored

Unearthed: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community.
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Travel

View from the Backseat

The joys of family car trips — playing games, sharing snacks, fighting with our siblings — are shared through generations.
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Food

Scuppernong Grape Hull Pie

One of Nancie McDermott’s favorite things about fall: Muscadines are in season, and that means pie. She made this one just for us.
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Arts & Culture

Up in the Air: The Carolina BalloonFest

From the ground, the sight of a hot-air balloon renders you speechless, breathless. But take to the sky in one? Put your life in the care of fire and a capricious wind? Three thousand feet above Statesville, one writer takes the risk.
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History

Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.
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Arts & Culture

Matt Tommey’s Vine Art Baskets

Grapevines join bark and kudzu in an Asheville artist’s unique take on baskets.
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Travel

Quiz: Where’s Your Perfect N.C. Mountain Destination?

Take this quiz to find out which destination is your perfect getaway. Inspired by the North Carolina mountains and presented by Great Outdoor Provision Co.
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Food

New Flavor: How Hops are Growing in NC

Hop farms aren’t what we would call typical in NC, but they are beginning to take root. Plus, we share 6 beers featuring North Carolina grown hops.
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Events

Biltmore® Like You’ve Never Seen!

Our State presents Biltmore® Like You’ve Never Seen! An Insiders Tour October 31-November 2, 2014.
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