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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Glory Bound

The captain of the Yadkin Stars is a fearless and loyal leader. But throughout his tenure and journey north as a prisoner of war, William Henry Asbury Speer remains haunted by a weary ambivalence toward the cause and this unwinnable war.
(Volume 1, Part 5)
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Stinson's Ranch, Nags Head, North Carolina

A House Above Water

For 40 years, the Nags Head cottage has beckoned the Stinson family home.
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An Act of Honor

The Willis Richardson Players in Wilmington take the stage at Thalian Hall twice a year. Sometimes, they put on a rousing musical, while other shows drive home a drama’s heartfelt message.
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The Oyster Way

It’s sometimes raw and sometimes steamed and sometimes fried. It never moves. But it always works. And we should be kinder to it. The oyster is good to us.
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Mountain Dancer: Flatfooting in Appalachia

When he was a boy growing up in Sugar Grove, Robert Dotson took up flatfooting. He made his home in the same High Country community, and became a master of an art form that requires his feet stay close to the ground.
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Rusty Bucket Man

He toured the country as an actor, but when John Demers fell ill, he realized he had everything he needed in Apex, and created “The Rusty Bucket Kids,” an educational TV show set right at home.
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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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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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