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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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Author Frances Mayes Finds Muse in Chatwood

The Under the Tuscan Sun author has recently taken up residence in the literary town of Hillsborough, making the early 19th century Chatwood property her labor of love.
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Mipso in Japan

In the summer of 2013, Mipso’s Jacob Sharp, Joseph Terrell, and Wood Robinson toured Japan. We caught up with them to learn more about their experiences abroad and the mini documentary that showcases their travels.
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Asheville: Bee City USA

Asheville earned the title as the first Bee City USA in 2012. Today, its bees and beekeepers continue to thrive.
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Unearthed: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community.
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North Carolina’s United Nation of NASCAR

The Charlotte area has been a driving force in stock car racing since the sport’s earliest days, when moonshiners in hot rods outran the feds on midnight runs during the week and traded paint on the track on weekends. The area is now home to the biggest race teams, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Visit any of those places, and you’ll find citizens of “NASCAR nation,” who love to share their passion for racing.
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Halftime Heros

Whether their team is winning or losing, marching bands at historically black colleges keep the fans on their feet.
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A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots

The only way we could get this motley crew of birds, beasts, and men to pose together was to illustrate them. But the rivalries between these Division I good luck charms are good-natured — we think.
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Saturday Spirit

Food and football give us a reason to gather. But the essence of tailgating is something deeper.
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Furniture Moves Forward

A new generation of Broyhill is putting his own stamp on the furniture industry.
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Textiles Keep Spinning

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

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