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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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The History of Family Dollar Stores

Leon Levine built Family Dollar Stores from a basement bargain shop in Charlotte to a Fortune 500 company with thousands of stores across the nation. Now the man who created an empire is giving it away.
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The History of Cheerwine

Its flavor is sweet, its color is red, and its history is inextricably intertwined with our own. At soda fountains and from vending machines, we grew up with it. This is our drink. But we’re happy to share it with the rest of the world.
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A Cabin For Charles Kuralt

The man who went everywhere in the United States found himself most at home in his mountain hideaway.
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The Cats at Hatteras Island

Some things have been on Hatteras Island for a long time. Like Burrus Market, the oldest store on the island, and the cats that got here around the same time .
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N.C. Governor’s Mansion in Asheville

On top of a mountain in Asheville, the Governor’s Western Residence has been a hideaway for 11 administrations and hundreds of civic groups. We’ll bet that you never knew it was here.
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Gate City Pharmacy in Greensboro

A locally owned pharmacy in Greensboro takes care of its customers the old-fashioned way.
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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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