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Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.
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Piña Colada Recipe

Combine fruit and North Carolina rum to add some tropical flavor to your beach weekend.
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Lowland Hum: Free Download and Q&A

Lowland Hum shares an exclusive download with Our State readers.
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Happy North Carolina Beer Month

Celebrate craft beer across the state this April during North Carolina Beer Month.
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Carolina Beer Temple in Matthews

Rob Jacik and his wife Megan offer North Carolinians an easy way to enjoy local craft beer.
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The Azalea Festival, 2013, Wilmington, North Carolina

10 Gardens for a Spring Picnic

Work up an appetite strolling through these North Carolina gardens.
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Bombadil: Live at Our State

Bombadil, a band comprised of Daniel Michalak, James Phillips and Stuart Robinson, illuminated the Our State library with their music and charm.
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How Well Do You Know N.C. Architecture?

North Carolina designers know that a building can be more than four walls and a roof.
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Beasley's Chicken and Honey with Roasted beets, in Raleigh, NC.

New-School Fried Chicken

Used to be you ate fried chicken all by itself. Sauce? Don’t need it. Knife and fork? I’ve got hands. Fries? No, thank you, I prefer chicken skin. Things are different now.
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