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Scuppernong Grape Hull Pie

One of Nancie McDermott’s favorite things about fall: Muscadines are in season, and that means pie. She made this one just for us.
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The Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.
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Up in the Air: The Carolina BalloonFest

From the ground, the sight of a hot-air balloon renders you speechless, breathless. But take to the sky in one? Put your life in the care of fire and a capricious wind? Three thousand feet above Statesville, one writer takes the risk.
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Apple Butter Recipe

Pick up fall fresh apples at your nearest roadside stand or farmers market and celebrate the season with Steve Gordon’s prizewinning apple butter recipe.
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North Carolina Apple Orchards: A Fall Tradition

First comes fall, then comes apple pie. For food blogger Hope Yancey, visiting North Carolina apple orchards is tradition. Below she shares some of her favorite apple picking spots and a favorite family recipe.
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Autumn-mobiles: October 2014 Photo Essay

We’re celebrating leaf-turning season with head-turning cars. Admire and desire these retro beauties as they meander along hairpin curves and purr past mountain vistas.
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Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

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Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.
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Scuppernong Books

At Greensboro’s independent bookstore, good reads are ripe for the picking.
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Matt Tommey’s Vine Art Baskets

Grapevines join bark and kudzu in an Asheville artist’s unique take on baskets.
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