David Olney 40 Acres

Living-Room Concerts at Five Oaks Clubhouse

In a quiet corner of Durham, a neighborhood clubhouse moonlights as a roots-music venue.
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Welborn Gallery Yadkinville

A Home for the Arts

When art lovers in Yadkinville repurposed a long-empty building downtown, they got the cultural anchor they knew had been missing.
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Loray Strike

The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia

Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
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Dessert Potluck Illustration

Sugar and Spice

Pull up a chair, pour some coffee, and let your sweet tooth guide you through this month’s quiz on Tar Heel desserts.
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Bill Guthridge

Walking Through the Hall with a Legend

The achievements chronicled at the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame elicit “Where were you?” queries from older generations, and “Who’s that?” exclamations from young fans. Coach Bill Guthridge has an answer to both questions: That’s him on the sidelines.
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McCall's Bar-B-Que

McCall’s Bar-B-Que

These two men do barbecue on a big scale, but not by sacrificing quality. In barbecue-loving Goldsboro, they wouldn’t dare.
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starry sky with full moon

And Dance by the Light of the Moon

The newspaper hits my driveway at 5 a.m. It’s still dark outside, but this is when my day begins, and although I’ve carried on with this morning routine for nearly 20 years now, it’s odd to think of a new
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Bird Illustration

Flight of Fancy

The cardinal represents North Carolina, but maybe a vanished breed should be our state bird.
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Mount Mitchell

On a Clear Day: Climbing Mount Mitchell

Eight out of 10 days, this view from the top of Mount Mitchell is obscured by clouds. But anytime you stand here, at the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and gaze outward, your perspective will change.
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tar heel pie

Tar Heel Pie Recipe

Cure your sweet tooth craving with this Tar Heel Pie recipe from Nancie McDermott’s Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, from Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan.
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