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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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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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Tarboro

The waters came. The waters went. But the people stayed, giving this eastern North Carolina town the chance to fight back and become even stronger — “after the flood.”
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Women Writers of Hayti

A literary tour of Durham’s Hayti district uncovers the creative expression of dozens of African-American authors during the Jim Crow era.
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Red Clay Culture

In central North Carolina, red clay is the sod beneath our feet, the bed from which nourishment springs, a source of work and of art. And for those of us whose roots are planted here, it colors who we are.
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Built to Stand

Decades of neglect and abuse couldn’t shake the Old Stone House, a Rowan County landmark with a story to tell about our state’s early settlers.
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