Rowan County Peace Poles

Peace Poles Unite Many in Rowan County

The symbol erected in parks throughout Rowan County is simple, its message clear and easy to understand no matter the language: May Peace Prevail On Earth.
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Arts & Culture

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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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-Protege

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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Civil-War-Bands

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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Art-on-the-Concourse

Art on the Concourse

In Charlotte, nondescript airport walls become a first-class exhibit.
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she makes it look easy

She Makes it Look Easy by Marybeth Whalen

In this vibrant, fast-paced read, Whalen takes a look at the fallout of the perfectionism to which many of today’s ultra-accomplished moms aspire.
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shifting loyalties

Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina by Judkin Browning

During the course of the Civil War, local loyalties shifted back and forth, depending on a variety of circumstances.
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Tommy-Edwards

North Carolina’s Sound

Chatham County musician Tommy Edwards knows the tune of his home state by heart.
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hallmark of the south

Hallmark of the South

Imagine how lucky is the person who has dirt from his childhood. If I had a box of dirt from every house I ever lived in, I would have a lot of dirt.
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