Readers’ Choice: The Best of Our State 2014

The results are in! See the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Arts & Culture


Readers’ Choice: The Best of Our State 2013

The results are in! See the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Charlotte Wall Poems

Poems for Everyone

A citywide art project is bringing together poetry and graphic design in Charlotte, rewarding those who take a moment to look up.
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Carolyn Blaylock

All Creatures Great and Small

Carolyn Blaylock aims for one thing with her colorful animal paintings: joy.
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27 Views of Home

How many perspectives does it take to tell the story of a place? A publisher in Hillsborough may have found the magic number.
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South Carolina Broadcasters

Carolina Homecoming: The South Carolina Broadcasters

Don’t be fooled by this band’s name: The South Carolina Broadcasters are firmly rooted in our state.
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State Toast Illustration

Where the Strong Grow Great: N.C. State Toast

North Carolina is the only state with an official toast, and that deserves … well, a toast!
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Photo Gallery: Greensboro’s Woman’s College

See our gallery of historical photos from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina.
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duham playlist

Sounds of the City: Durham Playlist

With our ear to the ground in the Bull City, we’ve compiled a list of songs by ten artists that call Durham home.
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Erin Weston

From Manhattan to Magnolia Farm

Erin Weston left North Carolina wide-eyed with an art history degree and a dream of making it in the Big Apple. When her plans fell through, she returned to the Triangle to create luxury wreaths that decorate homes across the state — especially at Christmas.
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Christmas Trees

Making the Cut: North Carolina Christmas Trees

Fraser firs may be the big tree on campus at lots across the state, but on Down East cut-your-own farms, cedar, cypress, and pine are the trees that growers vote most likely to succeed.
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