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Author Frances Mayes Finds Muse in Chatwood

The Under the Tuscan Sun author has recently taken up residence in the literary town of Hillsborough, making the early 19th century Chatwood property her labor of love.
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Mipso in Japan

In the summer of 2013, Mipso’s Jacob Sharp, Joseph Terrell, and Wood Robinson toured Japan. We caught up with them to learn more about their experiences abroad and the mini documentary that showcases their travels.
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5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss in
Fuquay-Varina This Fall

As more leaves begin to cover the streets, savor the fleeting season of fall in the quaint Triangle town of Fuquay-Varina. From brewery tours to a chili cook-off, there’s no shortage of seasonal fun to be had in this quaint town.
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Off the Beaten Path: Wildacres Retreat

From N.C. Highway 226A, turn onto a gravel road. Follow it for a mile. It’ll lead you to Wildacres Retreat, a special place you likely never knew about.

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Tunnel Vision: Blue Ridge Parkway

It’s part of the quintessential Blue Ridge Parkway experience: to drive through one of our 25 parkway tunnels. But if you’ve only thought about what you’ll see when you get to the other side, well, you’re missing something. This story will open your eyes to those dark holes in the mountains.
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The Our State Music Series

For over a year, we’ve been inviting North Carolina musicians and bands to play their music in our office. Click on the images below to watch these sessions.
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Road Trip Survival Guide

Enjoy the ride on your next road trip with these trusty North Carolina products.
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Into the Mountains: U.S. Highway 276

U.S. Highway 276 winds a familiar path through the Blue Ridge Mountains, bisecting towns and forests — and stirring memories — along the way.
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Take the Long Way Home: N.C. Highway 115

N.C. Highway 115 meanders for 72 miles, from Charlotte to North Wilkesboro. It’s not the fastest way to get to the hills from the big city, but for travelers in search of the back-roads story of where we came from, it’s the better way.
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Asheville: Bee City USA

Asheville earned the title as the first Bee City USA in 2012. Today, its bees and beekeepers continue to thrive.
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