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Debbie Millis' home at 119 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores.

In Love with Flat Tops

Distinctive cottages with flat roofs were an Outer Banks staple. Dozens survive in Southern Shores, and their admirers are as enchanted as ever by the homes’ iconic simplicity.
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Summer in the Sixties

Every generation makes its own beach memories. Summer in the ’60s was seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and board games. We didn’t realize then what those long, bright days would mean to us now – sunburns and all.
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Shrimp Po' Boy Recipe

You might want to have a fork handy to enjoy every last bite of this seafood sandwich.
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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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