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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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Ready for Takeoff

Go for a ride in the clouds with the men and women who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the impressive work they do opens up before your eyes like the horizon.
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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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A Forgotten Star

Kay Kyser once was the darling of Hollywood, but his name faded from radio charts after he returned to his North Carolina home.
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A Family’s War

Seven men from Alamance County fight under the same flag, not only as soldiers, but also as family.
(Volume 2, Part 12)
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The Father of Vicks

We know it for its smell. We know it for its healing powers. Vicks VapoRub has been a household staple for a century, but the man who made it famous is still a mystery.
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The Civil War Series: Life in North Carolina

The war magnified the best and the worst of the human spirit. In each installment, author and historian Philip Gerard explores the nuance of the Civil War and its affect on life in North Carolina.
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A Town of Champions

A paper mill and its workers helped build the town of Canton and paved the way for innovation.
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Jars, irons, cigars, and churns?

How thousands of random items ended up together in a museum in Murfreesboro.
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Here She Is

In 75 years, the Miss North Carolina Pageant has transformed from a swimsuit contest into a scholarship contest. Each woman who wears the crown makes us proud.
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