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This Weekend in North Carolina: November 21-23

Your weekend guide to events happening across the state.

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Sweet Potato-Tomato Soup with Bacon Croutons

When making this recipe, be sure to prepare extra bacon croutons, because, well, does a better leftover exist?

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The Season’s Superior Celebration

Why Thanksgiving — eaten on plywood or mahogany tables, from paper or porcelain plates, while wearing jeans or jewels — deserves the “most favored” holiday designation.

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The Sound of Dreams: American Idol

Fantasia. Scotty. Caleb. Three winners, more than any other state in the nation. And a slew of famous finalists. “American Idol” introduced the country to a new voice of North Carolina. How did this phenomenon happen?

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The Sound of Discovery at Lunchbox Records

Records — you know, the big, round, black discs that introduced you to Nat King Cole and Kenny Rogers and The Beatles — are still spinning at Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records.

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Patriot Rovers Brings Healing to Veterans with PTSD

A High Point nonprofit not only trains and provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, but also names the dogs in honor of soldiers who have lost their lives.
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Food

Fair Game Beverage Company:
Bold, Local Character

A new distillery in Pittsboro uses an age-old technique to highlight North Carolina flavors.
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Arts & Culture

Paperhand Puppet Intervention Inspires Family Fun

In Saxapahaw, volunteers gather to turn cardboard, cornstarch, and other odds and ends into puppets whose giant size matches the scope of their makers’ mission.
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Arts & Culture

Music Issue Mix: November 2014

We couldn’t have created a music issue without feeling inspired by our favorite music-makers.
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Arts & Culture

They’re Playing Our Song: The N.C. State Song

Think the N.C. state song is just the state motto put to music? You’re wrong.
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Arts & Culture

The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

Some things never change. Like the transformative thrill of a rockin’ first concert. With your parents.
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Arts & Culture

Author Frances Mayes Finds Muse in Chatwood

The Under the Tuscan Sun author has recently taken up residence in the literary town of Hillsborough, making the early 19th century Chatwood property her labor of love.
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Arts & Culture

Mipso in Japan

In the summer of 2013, Mipso’s Jacob Sharp, Joseph Terrell, and Wood Robinson toured Japan. We caught up with them to learn more about their experiences abroad and the mini documentary that showcases their travels.
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Food

Spiced Cranberry Apple Sangria

Raise your glass to fall with this pinot grigio-based sangria.
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