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Calypso Chicken Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes get an island twist in the first place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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This Weekend in North Carolina: December 19-21

Your weekend guide to events happening across the state
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Active Winter Getaways in North Carolina

Sure, it’s cold out there, but with North Carolina’s year-round natural beauty, there’s no need to hole up at home. Get moving with one of our picks of activity-based winter getaways.
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Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Try your hand at Our State‘s digital archive scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Our State Store.
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Tiny Living: Tiny Homes in North Carolina

North Carolinians find freedom in the smallest homes.
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Hatteras Fig and Whiskey Cake

Enjoy your figs at the dessert table this holiday season with a slice of this decadent cake.
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History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.
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Out and About: December 2014

Your guide to events happening across the state this December
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100 Years of Hugging: Winey Bears Country Store

Whether torn to shreds by a jealous pet, or simply loved to pieces after years of cuddling, stuffed animals find intensive care in an Oak Island toy surgeon’s hands.
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Joyride: A Sled Ride with Grandpa

A coastal snowfall, an iconic sled, and a gruff grandpa conspire for a final adventure down the dunes.
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