calypso chicken salad

Calypso Chicken Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes get an island twist in the first place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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One-of-a-Kind North Carolina Themed Gifts

As you’re looking for those last-minute gift ideas, take a look at the pages of Our State magazine. You just might find what you’re looking for. Here are some locally-inspired ideas from our 2014 issues.
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snow day recipes

Snow Day Recipes from the Our State Staff

When the big storm hits, throw a soul-warming dish on the stove and another log on the fire. Our State staff members provide their favorite snow day recipes made with ingredients already in the pantry.
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This Weekend in North Carolina: December 19-21

Your weekend guide to events happening across the state
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From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.
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winter getaways

Active Winter Getaways in North Carolina

Sure, it’s cold out there, but with North Carolina’s year-round natural beauty, there’s no need to hole up at home. Get moving with one of our picks of activity-based winter getaways.
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Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Try your hand at Our State‘s digital archive scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Our State Store.
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An International Christmas in North Carolina

At a church in Cary, North Carolina transplants share a celebration of European holiday foods and crafts.
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the pig

Barbecue Returns to Basics at Chapel Hill’s The Pig

Our State’s barbecue correspondent concludes his journey at a joint that cuts through the smoke to get to the essence of pork.

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Quiz: Carolina Scribes

Cold weather, warm house: Now’s the time to curl up with a good book. Preferably one by a North Carolina author. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of these state scribes.
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