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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

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Homes for Bluebirds

Eastern bluebirds, once almost vanished from our state, thrive with the help of friendly (human) neighbors.
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Art Inspires Community at Cedar Creek Gallery

A community of artists finds a home, and a family, at a gallery near Creedmoor.

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Not Giants, but Windmills: The Whirligig

From scrap to masterpiece, the making of our official state folk art, the whirligig.

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History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.
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A Wish for Christmas

A whole dozen, can you even imagine? Eight girls and four boys and they all lived with their mama and daddy in a farmhouse with no electricity, no running water, in Guilford County. Clifton. Ralph. Clyde. Grant (who, oddly, they
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Jug Tucker Band: Live at Our State

Jug Tucker Band brings its coastal flavor and beloved bluegrass to the Our State lobby.
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arcBARKS: Bakers for Barkers

Far more than mere ingredients go into a two-inch treat for pooches at arcBARKS, a Greensboro bakery.

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Home + Place = Homplace. Or Not.

The multiple meanings of a single word.
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A Christmas Wish for a Pony Lives on at Southern Oaks Farm

On a farm in Moore County, a lifelong horsewoman tends a stable filled with dreams come true.

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The Toy That Requires a License: Black Cadillac Olds

For decades, the epitome of luxury on Christmas Day has been a Coupe de Ville with a big red bow. In Greensboro, a third-generation automobile family mans the wheel of a uniquely American dream.
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