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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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Scuppernong Books

At Greensboro’s independent bookstore, good reads are ripe for the picking.
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Matt Tommey’s Vine Art Baskets

Grapevines join bark and kudzu in an Asheville artist’s unique take on baskets.
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The Keepers of the Mother Vine

On Roanoke Island, in the care of a vigilant couple, a piece of our history still grows.
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Sailing the Sea in a Shad

The state historical boat blends beauty and utility.

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Myths, Legends, and Folklore

Readers beware: demon dogs and maritime mysteries ahead.
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Full Service

My mother turns in to Steve’s BP at Friendly Center in Greensboro, but instead of pulling in at the self-service pumps, where I normally go, she eases in beside the full-service station and waits. Tommy, one of the service technicians,
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Mountain Roads

Grab your camera and cruise down some of our favorite roads in the mountains for taking in the fall leaves.
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