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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Open to Art

In 70 years of collecting modern art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro has become nationally known for selecting works of enduring value.
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Natural Beauty

At Gardens of the Blue Ridge in Newland — the oldest licensed nursery in the state — visitors encounter humble, unassuming plants, but each native species carries on the legacy of this land.
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The Catch: Shrimp

From May until October, Danny Galloway spends five days a week on his boat following shrimp. It’s a tough, often unrewarding trade. But it’s the only life this Varnamtown native has ever known.
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The Legend: Mountain Man Eustace Conway

In the serenity of the mountains, Eustace Conway found his place. Today, he welcomes others to his Turtle Island Preserve.
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Lessons in the Grain

Wilmington wood turner Jeffrey Davies can take a piece of wood and make it into something special. His ability to transform things is also evident in the lives of the troubled teens he helps become productive citizens.
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Unflinching Leader

Poor leadership challenges the Confederacy from the outset of the war, but soon afterward, North Carolina has a bold and inspiring defender in Zebulon Baird Vance.
(Volume 1, Part 3)
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Barns Reborn

For 10 years, Roger Dinger looked past old barns as he surveyed land for development and tried not to think about the buildings turning to dust. Today, he salvages their wood and hardware and turns them into works of art in his Siler City workshop.
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Window to the World

Dr. Larry Mellichamp uses the earth’s plants as his compass. Wherever they take him, he always returns to Charlotte where he condenses the continents into one greenhouse.
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The Narrator’s Arc

Few people enjoy hearing a good story more than Jeff Polish. But when the Chapel Hill resident created The Monti, a live storytelling venue for amateurs, he had no idea how much he would learn just by listening to himself.
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The Story of Hardee’s

Burger chain founder Wilber Hardee abandoned his namesake brand soon after launching it, but he never ventured far from the burger business.
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