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Boiled Peanuts

Eating a sloppy, salty cup full of soggy goobers isn’t nearly as difficult as finding the down-home delicacy.
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Cheerwine Boiled Peanuts

Boil peanuts, add Cheerwine. A simple recipe that’s full of flavor.
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The Story of Pepsi

You can find it in Frankfurt, but hoisting a cold bottle of the sweet, sugary, amber-hued creation feels far more refreshing — and authentic — in New Bern.
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Big Mike’s Barbecue

Michael Markham brings the barbecue to you. Just look for his truck (the one with a bright red barn in tow).

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Field Peas with Snaps and Okra

Food blogger Steve Gordon offers up a labor of love with this dish that uses freshly shelled peas and okra.
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Columbus County Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza

Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr takes inspiration from a trip to Columbus County and creates a fresh, flavorful pizza.
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Our Americana: Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville’s annual fair has a special craft: to elevate daily life from average to artistic.

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The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning. (Volume 4, Part 8)
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Camp Greene

Before it was a financial center, a boomtown, a skyscraper city, Charlotte was a quiet collection of churches and cotton mills. All of that changed during World War I, when the city played host to a military training camp.
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Libba Cotten

From her picking style to her unlikely path to fame, the folk music heroine from Carrboro always did things her own way.
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