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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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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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Tobacco Soldiers On: The Story of the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.
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We Are What We Keep (and Forget)

A former “picker” discovers history, nostalgia, identity, and — oh yes — value in discarded objects and abandoned places.

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Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

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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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