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Carolina Skies: Stargazing at the Cline Observatory

For astronomy experts and enthusiasts, exploring our state means more than looking around — it means looking up.
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A Note on Ocracoke: The Ocrafolk Festival

The mark of a good festival is a marriage between venue and music.
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Cowboy Camp: Clear Creek Ranch

Rex Frederick brought his dream of riding and roping to western North Carolina 20 years ago and created Clear Creek Ranch. He hung up his spurs this year, but his dude ranch still provides the most authentic “out West” experience east of the Pecos.
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A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Remembering the phenomenal poet who adopted North Carolina as her home.
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The Civil War: General Wild’s Raid

Brig. Gen. Edward augustus Wild raises an army of former slaves who take aim at southern plantations. (Volume 4, Part 6)
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The Legend of Kanuga Toast

How a church summer camp gave “breaking bread” new meaning.
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Hot Dog Heaven: Jones Cafe

What makes these hot dogs so sublime? The secret’s been passed down generation after generation at Jones Cafe in Clayton.
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Richard’s Bar-B-Q

Good food springs eternal from Richard Monroe’s wood-fired barbecue pit in Salisbury.

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Full Moon Oyster Bar

If you seek oysters in Clemmons or Southern Pines, you’ll likely find friends, too.
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Move Over, Pimento: Celebrating North Carolina Cheese

Used to be, the cheese we made was mostly mayonnaise. But now, there’s a new crop of cheesemakers, connoisseurs, and consumers who are making room for real cheese at our tables.
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