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Bigfoot’s Backyard

A fuzzy video of a furry beast with a sweet tooth has spawned an industry all its own in the Uwharries. Many in Montgomery County believe. Some worldwide believe. But do you?
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10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read

Indulge in the diverse beauty of North Carolina by reading these poems aloud.
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The Mythic School of the Mountain: Black Mountain College

Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
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A work by Greg Fidler.

Fire on the Mountain: Penland School of Crafts

The small towns in Mitchell and Yancey counties were known for minerals and mining until Harvey Littleton arrived and blew the doors off with his glasswork, turning the Toe River Valley into a hotbed for art.
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The Story Collector

Cratis Williams’s love of Appalachia helped inspire a special library collection, where the story of the region continues to grow.
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The Language of Landscape

The banjo player for the internationally renowned Kruger Brothers finds harmony in the hills. There’s nowhere else he’d rather be.
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The National Pastime at War

Troops from both sides — and even prisons — find escape from the slog of war with a bat and ball.

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The Invasion of the Underclad Undergrads

For a brief time in the 1970s, college students threw off their inhibitions — among other things — and ran free.
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Garlicky Baby Collard Green Pesto with Parmesan and Cracked Black Pepper Grit Cakes

Dress up your grits with this fun and fresh recipe from food blogger Kiersten Frase.
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A Crafty Move: The Time Warner Cable Arena Beer Garden

Support local breweries while supporting North Carolina’s favorite NBA team.
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