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6 College Towns in North Carolina

Just because a city has a university doesn’t mean it’s a college town. A college town is different. The relationship is closer. This fall, see if you can spot the intersection between campus and community in these college towns — three that have long defined the term in North Carolina, and three you might not expect.
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An Ode to the College Town: Davidson

More than points on a map, college towns are safe havens for intellectual curiosity. They’re the treasured places where we pause to think, grow, and learn.
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The New Sunday Supper: Rhubarb in Asheville

Why diners are passing the plate at Rhubarb in Asheville.

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Bald Head Island Favorites: Feasting on Bald Head

A chance idea leads a couple in the mountains to write a cookbook that’s an homage to their most beloved North Carolina beach.
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Malted Milkshake

It’s cool, creamy, and best slurped through a straw. You can’t go wrong with the Barnes’ take on a classic malted milkshake.
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Candied Bacon Party Squares

Combine three kinds of cheese and thick-cut bacon for a party snack that’s sure to go fast.
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Tomato Shortcakes with Vidalia Onion Jam

Dust off your mother’s biscuit recipe to make these shortcakes with fresh tomatoes.
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The Story of Chicken Pie

Think of the Moravians, and what foods come to mind? Sugar cake and spice cookies, no doubt. But what about a savory chicken pie? Where to taste the tradition in Winston-Salem.

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Kings Restaurant in Kinston

Where hush puppies and barbecue have been united forever in one sandwich — the Pig in a Puppy.
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The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.
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