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Libba Cotten

From her picking style to her unlikely path to fame, the folk music heroine from Carrboro always did things her own way.
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From Dirt to Shirt: Mindful Supply Co.

The story of a Mindful Supply Co. T-Shirt unfolds entirely on Carolina soil.
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Elaine O’Neil’s Textile Art

In Chapel Hill, cotton serves an unexpected purpose.

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Mill Town Memories

Mill town residents have not forgotten what textile work, and the life they built around it, meant to them.
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The Origin of a Symbol: The Scotch Bonnet

Selecting a seashell symbolic of North Carolina was not an easy task, but an even bigger challenge may be finding that shell — intact and in all its glory — on our beaches.

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Gems, Rocks, and Minerals

Unearth the answers to this month’s quiz on North Carolina’s geologic resources — pickax optional.
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It Was a Good Lunch

In the 1940s, when the bell rang for lunch, the boys and girls at Coleridge School reached beneath their desks and pulled out their lunch bags, brown paper sacks that held whatever their mom put in there that morning. Some
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8 Can’t-Miss Food Trucks in N.C.

A new online video series highlights the food truck scene in the Triangle. Watch an episode and see our list of eight food trucks you shouldn’t miss.
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Chocolate-Chipotle Mustard Cakes and Buttermilk & Lusty Monk Altar Boy Honey Mustard Ice Cream

Use an Asheville-made mustard in new ways in this dish created by the Got the Be NC Competition Dining Series 2014 Fire on the Rock champion, Chef Michelle Bailey of Season’s at Highland Lake Inn.
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Rum and Pepsi Float

North Carolinians have enjoyed Pepsi for over 100 years. This summer, try this delectable Pepsi cocktail that’s sure to tingle your tastebuds and beat the heat.
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