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What Say You

One writer holds forth on the quirks, charms, and cautions of the Southern spoken word.
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Songs in the Key of Life

It was a stereo, not a radio, even though the box said it came from Radio Shack. And it was a birthday present, maybe even the best one I ever got, the one that crossed me over from the era
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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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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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Motor Heads and Motor Courts in North Carolina

Classic car enthusiasts love showing off their polished rides at car shows and cruise-ins. But in the mountains, the biggest thrill comes from getting out on the road and seeing what these aging machines can do.
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Our State’s Holiday Gift Guide

Start your holiday shopping with our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
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North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.
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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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