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The Fish That Built Beaufort

For years, a fish at the bottom of the food chain was king in Carteret County. The menhaden industry is gone now, but the songs of the fishermen endure.
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History

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Sisters of Mercy

Nuns from the North travel south to nurse the sick and comfort the dying.
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A Man, a Plan, a Park: Founding the Research Triangle Park

Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look ahead, to lead. Today, his vision continues to guide our world-famous research park.
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Textiles Keep Spinning

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

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Tobacco Soldiers On: The Story of the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.
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Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

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The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning.
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Camp Greene

Before it was a financial center, a boomtown, a skyscraper city, Charlotte was a quiet collection of churches and cotton mills. All of that changed during World War I, when the city played host to a military training camp.
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The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the country.
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Modern Moonshine

Today’s distillers represent the latest in a long and storied history of North Carolina whiskey makers. Using the same ingredients and recipes as their predecessors, modern moonshiners are still moonshiners at heart.
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John Andringa

The Most Patriotic Man in North Carolina

Americans love Old Glory. We proudly wave it, pledge our allegiance to it, and honor it as often as possible. But no one loves our flag more than John Andringa.
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