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They’re Playing Our Song: The N.C. State Song

Think the N.C. state song is just the state motto put to music? You’re wrong.
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Frances Mayes

Under the Carolina Sun: Frances Mayes on Hillsborough

Frances Mayes pens her own ode to the literary haven of Hillsborough, this corner of Orange County that pulled her in and captured her heart.
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Out about About Nov

Out and About: November 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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hands

Hands-On History

Our hands are greater than the sum of their parts, but as it turns out, the individual parts of our hands all have pretty interesting stories, too.

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Pittsboro

The Sound of Unity in a Pittsboro Church Choir

From soprano to bass, a Pittsboro church choir blends the voices — and personalities — of its members in joyful, appreciated harmony.
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war memorial auditorium

Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

After 55 years, a beloved Greensboro performance venue takes its final bow.
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First concert

The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

Some things never change. Like the transformative thrill of a rockin’ first concert. With your parents.
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McInturff Guitars

The Sound of Ingenuity: Terry McInturff’s Guitars

The recipe for an epic electric guitar solo is simple: Take one rock legend. Eric Clapton will do. Add a guitar made by Siler City’s Terry McInturff. Turn the amp up to 11. Stand back.
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FM Converter

The Sound of Escape: A Quest for an FM Converter

AM radio is fine if you’re looking for hog prices or want to listen to monophonic versions of Christmas songs. But, if you’re a teenager in a small Sandhills town in the ’70s, you want — you need — FM.
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Carolina Gold

The Sound of Community: Carolina Gold

On weekends, when other guys his age are content with kicking back and listening to music, Joe Allen is sweating his way through marching band routines — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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