Readers’ Choice: The Best of Our State 2014

The results are in! See the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Arts & Culture


Sharing the Spirit

At a Catholic church in Charlotte, a generous group makes sure everyone has a place at the Christmas table.
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Beaufort’s Angel Maker

Edith Lockhart’s crocheted creations usher her through hard times and help her see beauty in life’s imperfections.
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Deep Green Thinkers

A North Carolina State University researcher and his team tinker, experiment, and travel the world to ensure the health of the state’s Fraser fir harvest.
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Receding Image

Bayard Wootten was a gifted, innovative pioneer as a female photographer in her home state. So why have we largely forgotten her?

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Let There be Lights

Edward Hibberd Johnson, known as the Father of Christmas Tree Lights, was a close associate of Thomas Edison — yes, that Thomas Edison, who, as we know, invented the lightbulb and the phonograph. In many ways, he founded the industrialized
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Waterside Weaver

Beth Burns rarely leaves Roanoke Island, but if she does, she wraps herself in one of her scarves — a constant reminder of the place she calls home.
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Big-Screen Classics

Annual Christmas movies in Greensboro refresh spirits, rekindle warm memories, and remind us of what makes a wonderful life.t
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green thumb gift ideas 2011

Green Thumb Gift Ideas

This year, let Santa deliver a few garden-inspired gifts for the green thumb on your Christmas list.
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In the Garden with Our State (December 2011)

With the arrival of the busy holiday season and much cooler weather, time spent in the garden may be hard to come by. These winter tips will help set the stage for a successful spring.
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The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

The North Carolina twist in The Jefferson Key comes into play with the connection between pirates and privateers throughout time as Berry sets his scenes in Bath and the Pamlico Sound region.
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