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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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Arts & Culture

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Hands-On History

Our hands are greater than the sum of their parts, but as it turns out, the individual parts of our hands all have pretty interesting stories, too.

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The Sound of Unity in a Pittsboro Church Choir

From soprano to bass, a Pittsboro church choir blends the voices — and personalities — of its members in joyful, appreciated harmony.
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Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

After 55 years, a beloved Greensboro performance venue takes its final bow.
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The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

Some things never change. Like the transformative thrill of a rockin’ first concert. With your parents.
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McInturff Guitars

The Sound of Ingenuity: Terry McInturff’s Guitars

The recipe for an epic electric guitar solo is simple: Take one rock legend. Eric Clapton will do. Add a guitar made by Siler City’s Terry McInturff. Turn the amp up to 11. Stand back.
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FM Converter

The Sound of Escape: A Quest for an FM Converter

AM radio is fine if you’re looking for hog prices or want to listen to monophonic versions of Christmas songs. But, if you’re a teenager in a small North Carolina town in the ’70s, you want — you need — FM.
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Carolina Gold

The Sound of Community: Carolina Gold

On weekends, when other guys his age are content with kicking back and listening to music, Joe Allen is sweating his way through marching band routines — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Lunchbox Records

The Sound of Discovery at Lunchbox Records

Records — you know, the big, round, black discs that introduced you to Nat King Cole and Kenny Rogers and The Beatles — are still spinning at Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records.
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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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