Central N.C.


To the Moon, from Chapel Hill

Nearly every U.S. astronaut until 1975 — yes, including Neil, Buzz, John, and Alan — trained at Morehead Planetarium. That’s where they learned to navigate outer space.

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Old Mill of Guilford

Whether they come for necessity or nostalgia, steady customers keep this Oak Ridge landmark in business.
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Sending Christmas Cards to Huck & Hamlet by Joseph Mills

In his new collection, Joseph Mills challenges the stigma of poetry and convinces us to read on.
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St. Phillips Church in Old Salem, North Carolina.

Preservation Villages: Old Salem Graveyard

We remember who came before us and what they did and where they lived. We respect our past, and we preserve it. We recognize those who spend their time restoring our heritage. In Old Salem, archaeologists bring respect to 131 lost graves.
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A Tractor Needs A Driver

When a farmer takes a seat on a tractor, he makes a connection. It’s a strong bond that he will one day pass down.
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Jesse Broyles, the peanut man, was a fixture in downtown Raleigh.

The Peanut Man

Remembering a fixture of Raleigh’s Capitol Square.
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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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Follow His Lead

Allen de Hart began hiking at age 5, and his journeys tally more than 57,000 miles. But he always returns home to Louisburg, where he invites others to join him in his backyard garden.
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Old-Wall Overhaul

Architectural restorer Dean Ruedrich judges a society by how it treats the past. So when the North Carolina Museum of History asked him to restore some historic buildings for its new blockbuster exhibition, he did it — very carefully.
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Buffalo Bill Derailed in Davidson County

In October 1901, two trains collided near the Linwood rail station — disrupting the reign of the famous Wild West Show. But among the calamity, the importance of human kindness shone through.
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