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Homes for Bluebirds

Eastern bluebirds, once almost vanished from our state, thrive with the help of friendly (human) neighbors.
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Fresh From the Outer Banks

North Carolina’s far eastern shores inspired a cookbook author to record the region’s recipes.
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Art Inspires Community at Cedar Creek Gallery

A community of artists finds a home, and a family, at a gallery near Creedmoor.

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Not Giants, but Windmills: The Whirligig

From scrap to masterpiece, the making of our official state folk art, the whirligig.

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Oyster or Clam Fritters

Use oyster liquor or clam juice to make a snack that’s deliciously fried and full of flavor.
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Hatteras Fig and Whiskey Cake

Enjoy your figs at the dessert table this holiday season with a slice of this decadent cake.
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Roasted Stuffed Stripers

Instead of carving a turkey or ham this Christmas, go with a whole striped bass. (This may not go over well at the kids’ table.)
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History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.
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A Wish for Christmas

A whole dozen, can you even imagine? Eight girls and four boys and they all lived with their mama and daddy in a farmhouse with no electricity, no running water, in Guilford County. Clifton. Ralph. Clyde. Grant (who, oddly, they
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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet potatoes transform from a side dish to a hearty meal in the second place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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