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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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Carolina Classic: The Tomato

There’s nothing like a delicious, ripe tomato in the summertime. Explore the different ways you can enjoy tomatoes across North Carolina.
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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: August 2014

  Aging in Place. It’s in Your Future. National Conference September 25, 2014, in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Featuring national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, successful retirement, and so much more … Grant Partner
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The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the country.
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Out and About: August 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or exercise, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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