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High Point Market Sees Century-Long Revolution

Furniture design is ever-changing. The same is true of the High Point Market, now in its second century of making history — and expansions.
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History

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Wilson Redwoods

A cotton magnate planted the first redwood in Wilson, and the humid climate helped it flourish.
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The History Of Ice In Wilmington

Once people had their first taste of cold drinks in Wilmington in the late 1800s, they couldn’t forget that refreshing coolness, and the ice industry was born. Today, only a fraction of it lingers in the Port City.
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A Spy Among Us

A socialite collects intelligence for the Confederacy. Her loyalty comes at a price. (Volume 3, Part 7)
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Encyclopedia of North Carolina

One Thing Leads to Another

Pick a word, any word. And dive down into the rabbit hole of regional knowledge. For card-carrying Carolinians, the definitive Encyclopedia of North Carolina tells you all you need to know about our great state.
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Carl Goerch’s North Carolina

“A big neighborhood” is what Carl Goerch called this state, and in this neighborhood, these mountains, Sandhills, and beaches, he found himself. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the magazine he founded, we used his writings as a guide and explored North Carolina by plane and car, pen and camera. We understand why he fell in love.
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Rebel on the Seas

A former U.S. Navy officer raids and razes union merchant ships. (Volume 3, Part 6)
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How the Spirit Moves You

Shout bands gave the Charlotte African-American community something of its own in the early 20th century. Colorful parades. Mass baptisms. And a haunting, beautiful sound that transcended race and time, and still moves people today.
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Our State 80th Anniversary

Celebrating Our State’s 80th Anniversary

Our State magazine celebrates its 80th anniversary this June. We look pretty good for our age, don’t we?
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Celebrating 80 Years: Pages Past

See inside some of the earliest pages of Our State in this special 80th anniversary photo gallery.
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Celebrating 80 Years: A Cover Gallery

View a gallery of Our State covers through the years.
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