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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How The Post Office Delivers Us The World

A mail carrier’s job is famously monotonous. But follow him — or her — around long enough, and understand the joy in a carrier’s day is bringing excitement to others.
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A Cabin For Charles Kuralt

The man who went everywhere in the United States found himself most at home in his mountain hideaway.
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Mountain Moss in Brevard

A Pisgah Forest horticulturalist shines light on an overlooked plant.
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Kinston’s Tiny Town

Housed in an unlikely place, a miniature train set-up matches the state’s landscape exactly.
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Wilson Redwoods

A cotton magnate planted the first redwood in Wilson, and the humid climate helped it flourish.
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Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Lace up and step into a time machine, complete with 45-r.p.m. records and a disco ball.
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Hanging Rock

Out Here, Away From Everything

Close to home in the Piedmont, Hanging Rock State Park is a simple, peaceful escape.
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

This summer, revisit one of the coast’s forgotten treasures.
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Anne Trufant

The Queen of Kahdalea

For nearly a quarter-century, Anne Trufant has run two summer camps outside of Brevard — one for girls, one for boys. In these children, she’s instilled confidence, ambition, and skills that transcend the boundaries of their beloved summer getaway.
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Camp Seafarer

A Kid (Still) Needs Camp

YMCA camps — Camp Sea Gull (for boys), Camp Seafarer (for girls) and Camp Hanes (for both) — fill a new generation of campers with a season of memories.
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