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Find Your Perfect North Carolina Beach

Which North Carolina beach was made for you? Before packing your swimsuit, take our quiz presented by Crabtree Valley Mall.
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Where Are We? The Story of North Carolina Maps

Sedan-size maps of centuries past weren’t as convenient as our smartphones’ GPS, but without them, we would have been lost.
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Seafood Mac and Cheese

Summer is just around the corner. Why not put your toes in the sand and seafood in your mac and cheese? Steve Gordon adds some coastal flair to this classic comfort.
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Britt’s Donut Shop: 75 Years of Making Doughnuts & Memories

Britt’s Donut Shop has become a mandatory stop for many Carolina Beach visitors. Julie Thomson explores its delicious legacy, fan club, and commemorative book.

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Tiki Bar Playlist

Transport yourself to Tiki Pier with these ten songs selected by Abbie Sinclair, owner of the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
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Q&A with Wendy and Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery Company

Our State discusses Beaufort, local ingredients, and culinary inspiration with Wendy and Charles Park from Beaufort Grocery Company.
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Carolina Classic: Red Clay

North Carolina’s feet are stained red. Explore how people across the state celebrate red clay in their work and art.
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North Carolina Fiddle Festivals

Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
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Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.
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North Carolina Jam Sessions

To make great music, we don’t always need a first fiddle or a musical score. At these 10 jam sessions throughout the state, picking and strumming come naturally — with no agenda but the pleasure of playing.
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