Central N.C.


Deluxe Playground

In the early to mid-20th century, North Carolina was a popular hunting destination for wealthy sportsmen. Among the many hunting lodges they built in the Piedmont, Fairview Park stood out for its luxurious amenities.
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When the tobacco industry left town, so did a piece of Durham’s spirit. But two decades after American Tobacco produced its last cigarette here, a reinvented campus on the same site thrives with businesses built for the future, giving the city a new soul, rising from the ashes.
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textiles to technology

Textiles to Technology

A scientific facility unlike anything else in the world, the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis masterminds a new future for the former mill town.
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Lindley's Mill

Mill with a Meaning

Under layers of flour dust lies the tumultuous history of Lindley’s Mill, which stood as an impartial witness to the struggle for American independence that divided many North Carolina families.
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Red Clay Culture

In central North Carolina, red clay is the sod beneath our feet, the bed from which nourishment springs, a source of work and of art. And for those of us whose roots are planted here, it colors who we are.
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An Essay on Sweet Tea

In our dining rooms and diners, we stir together a handful of humble ingredients to produce an amber elixir that tastes like the South and feels like home.
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Built to Stand

Decades of neglect and abuse couldn’t shake the Old Stone House, a Rowan County landmark with a story to tell about our state’s early settlers.
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Longleaf Legacy

For centuries, the pines have towered over the Sandhills. They anchored our state’s nascent economy and, to this day, harbor life.
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Charlotte, NC - Plaques and monuments mark the site of where the original Queens College stood in 1771 at what today is the intersection of 3d and South Tryon Streets in Charlotte NC on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Photos by Peter Taylor

Princeton of the South

Rebelling against the king, the founders of Charlotte established Queen’s College. Had the college survived the Revolutionary War, Charlotte — not Chapel Hill — would have claimed the nation’s first public university.
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Fashionably Great

The trendiest new plants appear first at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.

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