Cotton by Zach Frailey

National Poetry Month

In honor of this wordsmith’s holiday, here are a list of events you should attend this month.
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Arts & Culture

Charlotte NC The Global Evolution of a New South

Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City edited by William Graves and Heather A. Smith

The Global Evolution of a New South City tells of Charlotte’s Southern history that shaped its current identity
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The Insiders Guide to Charlotte

The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte: Eleventh Edition by Craig Distl

North Carolina native and Charlotte local Craig Distl brings you The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte.
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Moon Handbooks Charlotte

Moon Handbooks: Charlotte by Jodi Helmer

Charlotte journalist Jodi Helmer gives travelers a firsthand perspective on this growing tourist destination. This handbook offers a look into the historic arts district, NoDa, including Hart Witzen Gallery and the Neighborhood Theatre. Helmer highlights the city’s South End —
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Dr. Gaine Cannon

Images: Dr. Gaine Cannon

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.
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McIntyre's Books in Fearrington Village

Personal Touch

At McIntyre’s Books, the staff tailors title selections to readers’ interests. It’s a welcome contrast to big-box bookstores.
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The Coasts of Carolina

The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country by Bland Simpson and Scott Taylor

Bland Simpson, an English and creative writing professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who has been chronicling the history of eastern North Carolina for two decades, teams up with photographer Scott Taylor to assemble a masterful
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Christmas with Cille and Pops

Christmas with Cille and Pops

On Christmas Eve, every Christmas Eve, my grandparents drove down to Birmingham, Alabama, from the town of Cullman, where they lived almost all their lives and where my father was born so long ago. Lucille and Ewing Wallace — or
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Photos of the Cook Shack in Union Grove, NC on August 14, 2010.

Early Morning Jam

When most musicians are crawling into bed after late-night gigs, Pal and Myles Ireland begin cooking breakfast for The Cook Shack’s Saturday session.
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The Blessing of the Strings: Songs from the book Bluegrass is My Second Language by EIGHTwentythree

The Blessing of the Strings by Chapel Hill-based musicians EIGHTwentythree breaks new ground in the bluegrass world. Intended as a musical accompaniment to the book Bluegrass Is My Second Language: A Year in the Life of an Accidental Bluegrass Musician
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Christmas Mourning

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron

Just before Christmas in a small North Carolina town, a popular cheerleader dies from injuries sustained in a single-car accident that had no witnesses. Now the town reels with grief — and in light of recent evidence — buzzes with
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