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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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An Honor to Serve

Rowan County veterans salute comrades a final time with ceremonies befitting their service to our country.
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Jennifer Watlington

Sending a Message

When Jennifer Watlington couldn’t find greeting cards for veterans in her hometown, Reidsville, she created her own.
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Purple Heart

For Their Service and Sacrifice

Wounded veterans share a common bond. At dinners held across North Carolina honoring Purple Heart recipients, they share even more. They share their stories.
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K9 Veterans

Dogs of War

After they complete their military service, K9 veterans find respect, admiration, and plenty of snuggle time from adoptive families.
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Salute a Veteran

Contribute a personal essay to honor a veteran in this reader story collection.
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Meet the Writer: Kevin Maurer

Writer Kevin Mauer talks about Pineland, the fictional rebel compound in central N.C. used in special forces training.
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Mary Ann Foy

Burial and Mourning at Poplar Grove

Amid an increasingly hostile society, one estate near Wilmington remains an unlikely refuge. (Volume 3, Part 10)
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Ramps

Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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Dorton Arena

The Big Chip: Dorton Arena

Every year thousands of people at the North Carolina State Fair walk by Dorton Arena, not realizing the building is one of the state’s most ambitious — and historically significant — pieces of architecture.
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Dear My Beloved,

A husband and wife, separated by war, exchange letters to bridge the distance. (Volume 3, Part 9)
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