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The Great Lexington Barbecue Cover-Up

Hidden for decades behind a wall in the mayor’s office, the discovery of the town’s oldest barbecue pits is jogging a city’s collective memory.
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How We Live Now: The Farmhouse Modern

More than 175,000 of you invite us into your homes each month, which got us thinking about, well, the homes we live in. From that 19th-century mansion in Asheville to the cupola’d landmark in Edenton, houses in North Carolina are
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Origins of Weird Town Names in North Carolina

Wayne Schmitt, a reader from Concord, asked us, “What is so high about High Point?” His question got us thinking: What are the stories behind weird town names in North Carolina?
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NC Farm-To-Table Restaurants to Visit This Spring

You saw our winter list of farm-to-table restaurants. This spring, check out these seven restaurants with offerings as fresh as the flowers outside your door and stay tuned for our summer list.
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Producing a Longleaf Legacy in the Tar Heel State

Our storied pines are more than just pretty to look at: Historically, they produced the tar, pitch, and turpentine that made our state a key supplier of naval stores.
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Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.
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Fresh, Southern Sounds: Spring Playlist

As the flowers blossom, birds are singing a different tune. Celebrate the start of spring with our playlist that features the latest music from North Carolina artists. All from forthcoming albums, these songs are just begging to be listened to with the windows rolled down.
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Becoming Present at Timberlake Farm Earth Sanctuary

The life cycle of creation, grief, and renewal is reflected and maintained at Timberlake Farm, an earth sanctuary near Whitsett.
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A Visit to the State Line

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.
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What’s With North Carolina’s Weird Laws?

From a resolution that makes hurricanes illegal to a ban against off-key singing, this state has some unusual laws reputed to be true.
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