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A Love Letter to North Carolina

Drew Perry has a crush on North Carolina, and he doesn’t care who knows it. To illustrate his ode to the Old North State, we sent artist Suzanne Cabrera to paint the scenes of some of the writer’s favorite memories.

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10 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day in North Carolina

North Carolinians are celebrating Labor Day with lots of food, family, and fun.

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What Part Of North Carolina Fits You?

Are you like your neighbor? Our State and the Elon Poll asked people across the state about their likes, dislikes, and opinions on all things N.C. The results tell us which counties people with similar answers tend to live.

Take the quiz below to see what county is home to folks like you.

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Pepsi and Lance Peanuts Pie

Combine two North Carolina favorites for one delicious dessert.

Savor the South

Savor the South® Weekend

O.Henry Hotel and Our State present Savor the South® Weekend September 26-28, 2014.

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Food

One Phenomenal Pie: Atlantic Beach Pie

Atlantic Beach Pie was just a vintage recipe until Chef Bill Smith revived its popularity.

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Food

The Best Peach Ice Cream

Ripe, fragrant peaches bring out the sweetness of this ice cream. And sugar wafers? They’ll power your arm to churn out a quart.
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Travel

Five Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you didn’t have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you’re still in luck. There are fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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Food

Honeysuckle

The vine that twines over fences and through childhood memories lends its aromatic scent and unmistakable taste to grown-up fare.
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Food

Boiled Peanuts

Eating a sloppy, salty cup full of soggy goobers isn’t nearly as difficult as finding the down-home delicacy.
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Food

The Story of Pepsi

You can find it in Frankfurt, but hoisting a cold bottle of the sweet, sugary, amber-hued creation feels far more refreshing — and authentic — in New Bern.
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Events

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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Food

Big Mike’s Barbecue

Michael Markham brings the barbecue to you. Just look for his truck (the one with a bright red barn in tow).

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Art & Culture

2014 Singer-Songwriter Competition

Can you write the next great ode to North Carolina? Enter this year’s singer-songwriter contest presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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