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Up in the Air: The Carolina BalloonFest

From the ground, the sight of a hot-air balloon renders you speechless, breathless. But take to the sky in one? Put your life in the care of fire and a capricious wind? Three thousand feet above Statesville, one writer takes the risk.
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North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.
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Apple Butter Recipe

Pick up fall fresh apples at your nearest roadside stand or farmers market and celebrate the season with Steve Gordon’s prizewinning apple butter recipe.
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View from the Backseat

The joys of family car trips — playing games, sharing snacks, fighting with our siblings — are shared through generations.
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North Carolina Apple Orchards: A Fall Tradition

First comes fall, then comes apple pie. For food blogger Hope Yancey, visiting North Carolina apple orchards is tradition. Below she shares some of her favorite apple picking spots and a favorite family recipe.
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Autumn-mobiles: October 2014 Photo Essay

We’re celebrating leaf-turning season with head-turning cars. Admire and desire these retro beauties as they meander along hairpin curves and purr past mountain vistas.
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Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

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Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.
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The Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.
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Scuppernong Books

At Greensboro’s independent bookstore, good reads are ripe for the picking.
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