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Readers’ Choice: The Best of Our State 2014

In 2014, we hope that the covers, stories, photo essays, videos, and recipes we shared celebrated the people and places of North Carolina and made you think just a little differently about the state we call home. As the year comes to a close, take a look back at all of the great Our State issues from the past year and vote for your favorites.
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Arts & Culture

Jose Galvez

Photographing History

As the Latino population grows in North Carolina, a local Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures snapshots of an expanding culture.
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Buckeye

Buckeye

Several species grow across the state and produce a familiar little charm.
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Janet Manning Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska

Natural Haven

Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge.
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“Our State” Television Show Wins Three Emmy® Awards

Meet the crew behind the award-winning “Our State” television program.
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The Patron Saint of Dreams by Philip Gerard

A writer dissects mundane events and finds universal lessons.
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Kings Mountain Book Club

10 Books You Should Read This Year

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club of King’s Mountain offers their picks for a year of reading.
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Barbara McKenzie Pianist

Musical Missionary

A classically trained pianist who has toured the world brings quality music to our coastal cities.
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Eric-Ennis

One Bead at a Time

At 80 years old, Eric Ennis creates artwork on fine fabrics with skills he’s practiced for decades.
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Margo MacIntyre Coker Arboretum

From This Seat

Inside Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, you can observe native plants sharing soil with plants from around the world.
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Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper

One, two, three, four, five — allow this plant to thrive.
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