Plant Protégé

At Piedmont Carolina Nursery in Colfax, one man preserves the legacy of his mentors and the heritage of his land.
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Momma’s Kitchen

No matter how many North Carolina restaurants Bob Holt visits, chefs he watches, or recipes he collects, his momma’s cooking always tastes best.

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The Appalachian Trail: Peak of Perfection

You have to work to savor the majesty of the Appalachian Trail, but there’s much to appreciate — and preserve.
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Raffaldini Vineyards: A Place to Pause

At Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, hours of effort go into processes that you can’t see. But once you experience this place, once you breathe it all in, it creates a feeling that stays close to your heart.
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Lake Waccamaw: The Natural Lake

From its origins to its people to its views, everything about Lake Waccamaw is too good to be true.
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Pond Mountain: Soaring Legacies

Trustworthy stewards ensure that Pond Mountain’s beauty and conservation will thrill future generations.
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Pinehurst No. 2: Pure Pinehurst

The home of American golf, Pinehurst No. 2 nearly lost itself trying to be great. But after a yearlong restoration, it looks just like it always should have, right at home in the North Carolina Sandhills.
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Portsmouth Island: The Loneliest Land

Uninhabited Portsmouth Island is difficult to reach, lacks the most basic comforts, and has brutal conditions — yet is beloved by those who find comfort in its simplicity.
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Battle of the Bands

Musicians attached to the 26th North Carolina regiment rouse patriotic spirit, bolster flagging morale in the face of gruesome casualties, and are vital to the regiment’s command and control system. (Volume 2, Part 1)
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Water Ways

If you wanted to fish or duck hunt in Currituck County and its namesake sound, you needed to know the man who knew the water. For visitors a long way from home, that man was Frank Carter, a beloved, trusted sporting guide for almost 50 years.
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