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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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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Build a Better S’more

The perfect s’more has a lot going for it: taste, nostalgia, novelty. One thing the best s’more must do without? Speed.We offer advice for your next encounter with a campfire and a sweet tooth.
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Camp Yonahlossee

Camp Days

Before she was an acclaimed novelist, she was a camp kid. Although it’s been long since closed, author Susan Kelly’s golden-tinged memories of Camp Yonahlossee draw her back.
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Music for All: The Can Joe Man

Herschel Brown constructs buildings and delivers quality — and now he also builds one-string instruments and delivers happiness.

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Back Porch Sitters

Friday Night Sock Hop

A Greenville radio show enchants listeners with nostalgic music.
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Capt. Ernie Foster

The Men Who Reinvented Fishing

Capt. Ernie Foster is likely the last captain in the original family of sport fishing — his father started the first charter boat in North Carolina in 1937. Now this Hatteras captain works to keep the family fleet that fishes for fun in harmony with neighbors who fish for profit.
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Karen Amspacher

On the Edge of Everything

On Harkers Island, locals like Karen Amspacher fight for what they believe in. And these people want to know two things: Where are you from? And what do you stand for?
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