Peter-Geiger

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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arcBARKS

arcBARKS: Bakers for Barkers

Far more than mere ingredients go into a two-inch treat for pooches at arcBARKS, a Greensboro bakery.

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Southern Oaks Farm

A Christmas Wish for a Pony Lives on at Southern Oaks Farm

On a farm in Moore County, a lifelong horsewoman tends a stable filled with dreams come true.

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The Toy That Requires a License: Black Cadillac Olds

For decades, the epitome of luxury on Christmas Day has been a Coupe de Ville with a big red bow. In Greensboro, a third-generation automobile family mans the wheel of a uniquely American dream.
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Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

Toy Stories at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

In a glittery gown or camo flak jacket, a doll is a doll is a doll. (Unless it’s an action figure.)
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Ann Bailey

Ann Bailey Builds a Life on Diamond Dreams

A Nash County orphan at 8, a widow in her 30s, Ann Bailey decided early on that hard work was the best remedy for hardship. With unflagging determination and the help of her family, she built a sparkling empire from scratch.
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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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Patriot Rovers

Patriot Rovers Brings Healing to Veterans with PTSD

A High Point nonprofit not only trains and provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD, but also names the dogs in honor of soldiers who have lost their lives.
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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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