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The Mythic School of the Mountain: Black Mountain College

Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
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History

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Fire Horse Fred

For 165 years, the state’s oldest chartered fire department has collected plenty of tales worth telling. Fire Horse Fred is one of them.
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The Blessing of the Hounds

Hunters and hounds gather reverently on Thanksgiving Day. Soon, they will burst across Hobby Field on the heels of Codie Hayes, who was born to lead them in pursuit of tradition and glory.
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The Apple Teacher

On seven acres in Caswell County, a high school chemistry teacher preserves his family farm and Southern food traditions.
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Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs by Travis Morris

Readers will find themselves immersed in Southern culture, hunting, and the sound of duck calls.
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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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Sound Story

Telling Currituck Sound’s story comes naturally to Sharon Meade, a curator at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. The story is her own.
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Cashiers

Far away and high above, drift into the landscape and stories of this tiny mountain village.
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Durham

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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Valle Crucis

Visitors flock to Valle Crucis for its mountain beauty and historic charm. Underneath the obvious appeal, however, lies a generous spirit that built the small town and continues to sustain it.
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Little Boy Blues: A Memoir by Malcolm Jones

In his beautifully written, heartrending memoir, Jones tells how he carried the burdens of pain and resentment between his charming, but irresponsible, alcoholic father and his long-suffering, former Southern belle mother.
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