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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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Our Americana: Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville’s annual fair has a special craft: to elevate daily life from average to artistic.

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Libba Cotten

From her picking style to her unlikely path to fame, the folk music heroine from Carrboro always did things her own way.
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From Dirt to Shirt: Mindful Supply Co.

The story of a Mindful Supply Co. T-Shirt unfolds entirely on Carolina soil.
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Elaine O’Neil’s Textile Art

In Chapel Hill, cotton serves an unexpected purpose.

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Mill Town Memories

Mill town residents have not forgotten what textile work, and the life they built around it, meant to them.
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The Origin of a Symbol: The Scotch Bonnet

Selecting a seashell symbolic of North Carolina was not an easy task, but an even bigger challenge may be finding that shell — intact and in all its glory — on our beaches.

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It Was a Good Lunch

In the 1940s, when the bell rang for lunch, the boys and girls at Coleridge School reached beneath their desks and pulled out their lunch bags, brown paper sacks that held whatever their mom put in there that morning. Some
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Mountain Memories: The Winning Essay

Read the winning essay from our Mountain Memories essay contest presented by Grandfather Mountain.
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An Illuminating Personality: Pyrotechnician Jeff Hale

With a playful love of fireworks and a meticulous process, pyrotechnician Jeff Hale creates magic in the sky with his dazzling displays.
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Thunder Road

The heart-racing, thrill-seeking, breathtaking story of North Carolina’s favorite roller coaster.

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