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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People

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Acres of Antiques

Vito and Mary Ellen Sico started out buying antiques to furnish their first home. Their collection grew into a business, and today it’s the inspiration for the Liberty Antiques Festival, a twice-a-year event that attracts hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers from nearly two dozen states.

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No Place Like Home: Land of Oz in Beech Mountain

For years, Cynthia Keller couldn’t finish watching The Wizard of Oz, for fear of the Wicked Witch. Now, as caretaker of Beech Mountain’s Land of Oz, she wakes up every day in a house at the center of the wonderful land.
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When Lightning Hits Sand

Most people don’t notice the gray lumps. They look like concrete leftovers, not particularly attractive, even for a rock. But Phil Greene sees something more as he walks the beach along Corolla. When he picks up fulgurite, he’s holding petrified energy. And that’s worth holding on to.
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Reynolda-House

The Women of Reynolda

Reynolda House was the realization of Katherine Smith Reynolds’s vision. But as the care of the home passed into her daughter’s and then granddaughter’s hands, each woman added her indelible mark to the iconic estate.
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Moments that Matter

When a bride walks down the aisle, flowers say, “Congratulations.” When a widower loses his love, flowers say, “I’m sorry.” Since 1872, Wilmington residents have relied on Rehder Florist to accent life’s most important occasions.
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Call of the Cabin

On their small mountain in Haywood County, Dan and Betsy Boyd put special care into every piece of wood that makes up their Boyd Mountain Cabins.
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Jim-Avett

Playing by Heart: The Story of Jim Avett

Jim Avett’s life is a song with many verses, but it always returns to the chorus — a hard-working father with a passion for music.
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International Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro, N.C.

A Part of Us All: The Story of the Greensboro Four

When four young men took their seats at a lunch counter 51 years ago, they had no intentions of leaving and no idea what would happen. Such a simple act, denied them for so long, reignited the civil rights movement throughout the South. Today, the lunch counter and the seats are preserved at the same South Elm Street location in Greensboro as part of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, giving all of us the chance to experience North Carolina’s place in the movement toward equality.
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Matthew Lewis

The Great American Photographer

In the 1960s and ’70s, Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Lewis watched one of our nation’s defining eras through his camera lens.
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Peter Blum

North Carolina’s Tin Man

Like his dad and his granddad, Peter Blum III can turn a piece of tin into art or a tool, or even a life.
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