greensboro science center

7 Inches from a Shark at Greensboro Science Center

As if moray eels, mummified humans, and dinosaur skeletons aren’t wildly interesting already, things are about to get a lot wilder and more interesting at the state’s only inland aquarium, zoo, and museum.
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Arts & Culture


A War of Songs

From battlefields to minstrel shows, music becomes a rallying cry of loyalty and motivation. But as deaths and hopelessness mount, the songs convey a haunting sense of loss
(Volume 2, Part 2)
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Resurrecting a Sound

Old Hat Records in Raleigh doesn’t search for cutting-edge music. Instead, the label revives what the industry and its listeners forgot.
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The Story of Airlie Gardens in Wilmington

When visitors picnic under the live oak in Wilmington’s Airlie Gardens, they carry on a social legacy a century in the making.
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Taste the Diffrence

Taste the Difference

Science is everywhere, but I feel like I spend most of my life ignoring it, or trying to figure it out and taking a nap instead, or pretending I know what I’m talking about when I don’t. Like photosynthesis or
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Community Garden Plots

Gardening Together

Across North Carolina, gardeners of all skill levels come together to grow food and meet their neighbors in community gardens.
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In the Garden with Our State

In the Garden with Our State (February 2012)

Though we’ve had a warmer-than-normal winter so far, February and March may still provide some surprises. In the meantime, here are few a winter gardening tips to help you fill the time until spring arrives.
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Newsletter background FEB 2012

The Making of an Issue: How Sweet It Is!

Want to know more about our February issue? Continue reading for details and insights on our stories that you may not find in the pages of the magazine. Enjoy!
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readers choice 2011 winners

Readers’ Choice: Our State‘s Best of 2011 Winners

The results are in! Take a look at the Readers’ Choice winners for favorite cover, photo essay, story, recipe, and video of 2011.
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Plant Protégé

At Piedmont Carolina Nursery in Colfax, one man preserves the legacy of his mentors and the heritage of his land.
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Battle of the Bands

Musicians attached to the 26th North Carolina regiment rouse patriotic spirit, bolster flagging morale in the face of gruesome casualties, and are vital to the regiment’s command and control system. (Volume 2, Part 1)
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