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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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Beach Ball: The Morehead City Marlins

College baseball players from across the country come to small Southern towns like Morehead City for a taste of the big leagues.
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To Be Rather Than to Seem

Even though our state motto is Latin, nothing is lost in translation.

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The Big Show on the Sounds: Show Boat

“Show Boat” was the one of the most popular musicals ever made. And it all started when writer Edna Ferber fell in love with the floating theater in Bath in 1925.
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Gatsby’s Asheville

Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the ’20s — the boom and bust, the roar and crash — a period that is easily reimagined in this timeless North Carolina city.
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Corolla’s Castle: The Whalehead Club

Today, Whalehead in historic Corolla stands quietly. But in the Roaring ’20s, when a wealthy industrialist and his wife built their dream home here on the Outer Banks, the Art Nouveau manse hummed — thanks to the couple’s reveling guests and the house’s electric power, which wouldn’t reach the rest of the island for 40 more years.
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Summer 2014 Soundtrack

A North Carolina summer sounds like no other. While fireflies and fireworks light up the evening skies, we invite you to sit back and enjoy this playlist which features some of our favorite artists from across the state. Like what you hear? You can catch most of these bands on tour this season.
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Mint Julep Jazz Band: Live at Our State

Durham’s Mint Julep Jazz Band turns the Our State library into a dance hall.
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A Midsummer Classic

Here is July 1: the 182nd day of the year, the halfway point, the midsection of 2014, with 183 days left.

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2014 Singer-Songwriter Competition

Can you write the next great ode to North Carolina? Enter this year’s singer-songwriter contest presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Summer Photo Contest

See the winners from our summer photo contest presented by Got to Be NC Agriculture.
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