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License Plate Special

A North Carolina artist recycles license plates, builds custom guitars, and sells them to celebrities and Tar Heels alike.
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Q&A with Taylor Mathis

Taylor Mathis, food photographer and the blogger behind Taylor Takes a Taste, attended 35 football tailgates in 16 states between 2010 and 2012, including nine games in North Carolina. With his newfound knowledge, he wrote the (cook)book on tailgating in the South.
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Libba Cotten

From her picking style to her unlikely path to fame, the folk music heroine from Carrboro always did things her own way.
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From Dirt to Shirt: Mindful Supply Co.

The story of a Mindful Supply Co. T-Shirt unfolds entirely on Carolina soil.
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Elaine O’Neil’s Textile Art

In Chapel Hill, cotton serves an unexpected purpose.

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Mill Town Memories

Mill town residents have not forgotten what textile work, and the life they built around it, meant to them.
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Honest-to-Goodness: Candor Peach Festival

Candor, North Carolina’s peach capital, gives us a summer love to gush about.
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An Illuminating Personality: Pyrotechnician Jeff Hale

With a playful love of fireworks and a meticulous process, pyrotechnician Jeff Hale creates magic in the sky with his dazzling displays.
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Beach Ball: The Morehead City Marlins

College baseball players from across the country come to small Southern towns like Morehead City for a taste of the big leagues.
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Corolla’s Castle: The Whalehead Club

Today, Whalehead in historic Corolla stands quietly. But in the Roaring ’20s, when a wealthy industrialist and his wife built their dream home here on the Outer Banks, the Art Nouveau manse hummed — thanks to the couple’s reveling guests and the house’s electric power, which wouldn’t reach the rest of the island for 40 more years.
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Carolina Skies: Stargazing at the Cline Observatory

For astronomy experts and enthusiasts, exploring our state means more than looking around — it means looking up.
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