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Carolina Classic: Red Clay

North Carolina’s feet are stained red. Explore how people across the state celebrate red clay in their work and art.
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North Carolina Fiddle Festivals

Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
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Q&A with Wendy and Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery Company

Our State discusses Beaufort, local ingredients, and culinary inspiration with Wendy and Charles Park from Beaufort Grocery Company.
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Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.
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North Carolina Jam Sessions

To make great music, we don’t always need a first fiddle or a musical score. At these 10 jam sessions throughout the state, picking and strumming come naturally — with no agenda but the pleasure of playing.
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Piña Colada Recipe

Combine fruit and North Carolina rum to add some tropical flavor to your beach weekend.
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Find Your Perfect North Carolina Beach

Which North Carolina beach was made for you? Before packing your swimsuit, take our quiz presented by Crabtree Valley Mall.
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Lowland Hum: Free Download and Q&A

Lowland Hum shares an exclusive download with Our State readers.
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Public Gardens Quiz

This spring, pack a picnic basket and visit one of the not-so-secret gardens across our state.
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Sweet Potato Vodka

From eastern North Carolina soil comes an unexpected spirit.
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