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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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Forged from the Soil

With enough red clay to sustain building projects up and down the East Coast, North Carolina’s brick industry has prospered in the hands of family-owned operations for centuries.
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Art Lesson

Artists spend a lifetime perfecting their craft, but much of what they learn can be summarized in just a few seconds for those of you who love art yet want to spend your life doing something productive. For instance, it
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wild north carolina

Wild North Carolina: Discovering the Wonders of Our State’s Natural Communities by David Blevins and Michael P. Schafale

David Blevins’s magnificent photographs and Michael Schafale’s insightful prose create an invaluable book for anyone who loves North Carolina’s natural bounty. Blevins, photographer and ecologist, and Schafale, community ecologist for the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, offer a lesson in
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under the mercy trees

Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton

As he heads back to Solace Fork, North Carolina, Martin Owenby has plenty of strikes against him. He is a drunk. He is a gay man who’s hidden the secret from his family. He is virtually penniless, having failed to
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Scott-Huler

One Curious Guy

Piedmont Laureate Scott Huler doesn’t specialize. The Raleigh writer asks as many questions, about as many different things, as he can.
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summer reading

Summer Reading List from Our State

This week’s list comes from Pomegranate Books in Wilmington.
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OUR STATE assignment

Oasis of Charm

A Salisbury farmhouse offers visitors a country respite with a dash of fantasy.
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Shrimp Plant

Catch of the Season

A full-blooming shrimp plant resembles all-you-can-eat night at the local fish house.
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Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniel

Diane Daniel provides a thorough guide to North Carolina’s family farms, produce stands, farmers markets, wineries, and orchards.
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new southern garden cookbook

The New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle

Sheri Castle’s newest cookbook walks you through the pleasures of fresh, local, and seasonal food with more than 300 recipes.
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