greensboro science center

7 Inches from a Shark at Greensboro Science Center

As if moray eels, mummified humans, and dinosaur skeletons aren’t wildly interesting already, things are about to get a lot wilder and more interesting at the state’s only inland aquarium, zoo, and museum.
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Arts & Culture

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Blooms and Birdsong at Wing Haven Gardens

A gardener’s passion and imagination left a public legacy of urban green and serenity only minutes from Charlotte’s skyscrapers.
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Becoming Present at Timberlake Farm Earth Sanctuary

The life cycle of creation, grief, and renewal is reflected and maintained at Timberlake Farm, an earth sanctuary near Whitsett.
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dogwood

In Praise of the Pink Dogwood Flower

Dogwoods’ blushing blooms win the we-try-harder competition in the spring landscape.

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A Visit to the State Line

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.
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What’s With North Carolina’s Weird Laws?

From a resolution that makes hurricanes illegal to a ban against off-key singing, this state has some unusual laws reputed to be true.
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Roadside Chapels: Small Space, Large Presence

Seeking the petite and sacred spaces just off our highways and byways.
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conetoe family life center

Conetoe Family Life Center Farm Grows, Inspires

For Edgecombe County children, a shared garden feeds and provides a sense of purpose.
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Wood-Carver Tom Wolfe Turns Pine Into Characters

Many wood-carvers steer clear of our state tree as a medium, but Tom Wolfe has always seen faces in the pine.

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Away From It All, We Cherish Our Sacred Places

Ridgetops and river bends. Tiny churches and a luxury spa. Book-lined rooms. Garden paths. Sooner or later we crave these places, these somewheres of healing and hope, solitude and stillness. This month, we went searching for North Carolina’s unexpected havens of fulfillment and found 10 spots to soothe our Southern souls.
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Finding Peace on the Mountaintop

Built a century ago by an artist captivated by the light created when the sun set behind Grandfather Mountain, Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock now draws visitors in search of solitude and luxury.
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