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The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)
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Passion Means Patience to Bakersville Glassblower

Richard Ritter, a glassblower in Bakersville, is a true talent and one of only 19 individuals to hold the honor as a North Carolina Living Treasure.

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The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to prepare them that aren’t only good for your health, but good for the land, too.

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Raise a Glass with These New Year’s Eve Cocktails

You’ve always got your traditional champagne on New Year’s Eve, but be sure to give one of these great cocktail recipes a go. Cheers to the new year!
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Out and About: January 2015

Your guide to events happening across the state this January.
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A Ray of Light at Currituck Lighthouse

For 10 years, Meghan Agresto has lived 40 steps from the 140-year-old Currituck Beach Lighthouse, making certain its light never fails.
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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

An unlikely cocktail ingredient, butter nicely accents the winter spices in this hot buttered rum recipe. When it’s just plain cold outside, warm up with a cup.
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JJ Jiang Brings Artistic Vision to Cary

A Chinese-American artist finds inspiration where the waters converge.
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Hidden Gem (er, Bean) Coffee Roasters

Good coffee comes with great care, each bean mulled over thoughtfully and roasted to perfection. From Counter Culture to Joe Van Gogh to Carrboro Coffee Roasters, North Carolina has long been home to many tried-and-true, small-scale coffee roasters. It’s clear this state cares about its coffee.* Whether they’re small or just plain teeny tiny, here are even more hidden gem coffee roasters throughout the state. Some you might not have heard of before, but in the throes of winter, get reacquainted with your cup of joe.
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Holiday Recipe Roundup

While everyone holds off for the one big meal at Thanksgiving, Christmas is an all-day culinary affair. There’s the hearty morning breakfast we fuel up with after a morning spent pulling bows off boxes. Then, you’ve got supper: gravy-laden and served homestyle. Dessert? Why, of course. And one doesn’t forget to nibble on the cheese ball or sip on some mulled wine between meals. This year, make your holiday even more memorable with this roundup of recipes, from the Our State table to yours.
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