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North Carolina’s Weird Town Names (Part Two)

Shortly after we published our first Curious Carolinian post on weird town names, we received tons of questions asking us to look into other NC places with quirky nomenclature. To get you the answers you deserve — because, hey, this stuff is serious business — we turned to The North Carolina Gazetteer, a handy resource that is featured in our May issue.
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North Carolina Gazetteer Explores the Essential Nonessential

The North Carolina Gazetteer proves that the stories behind how many of our state’s towns were named are almost as entertaining as the names themselves.
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Harry Taylor Captures Ghosts in the Glasshouse

Formulas and methods from the 1850s create remarkable histories in one photographer’s subjects —
who are very much alive.
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Music for a Sunday Morning

Durham’s Gospel Jubilators recall the golden age of gospel.

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High Point Market Sees Century-Long Revolution

Furniture design is ever-changing. The same is true of the High Point Market, now in its second century of making history — and expansions.
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Sweet and tender scallops are complemented by salty applewood bacon in this recipe. Whip up a refreshing chipotle-lime mayonnaise, perfect for dipping.
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Tiki Bar Playlist

Transport yourself to Tiki Pier with these eight songs selected by Abbie Sinclair, owner of the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
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Hot Milk Cake, Reimagined

This Mother’s Day, Brendan and Leslie Cox, owners of Pittsboro’s Oakleaf restaurant, put a Southern spin on old family recipes for hot milk cake.
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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

A bright and fruity hurricane cocktail is the quintessential summer drink. Drop a couple of extra maraschino cherries in your glass and enjoy this drink while lounging poolside, because summer isn’t just a season ruled by the solstice — no, summer is a state of mind.
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A Guide to Brunch in North Carolina

The opportunity for a relaxing brunch only comes around once a week, and that’s if you’re lucky. When you do get the chance to dine on a sunny patio, mimosas in hand and laughing friends by your side, how do you choose among all decadent menu options? Take the guesswork out of where to go with our guide to signature brunch dishes around the state.
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