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

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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Jim Hunt 2

Jim Hunt: A Biography by Gary Pearce

Gary Pearce, Hunt’s confidant while in office and since, brings us the first insider’s look at Hunt’s years in public life.
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Stratton Murrell

Cub Reporter

Retired optometrist Stratton Murrell spends his days searching for the truth behind the small treasures that have shaped his native Onslow County, then and now.
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Gail Gurley makes her mother's Rasin Cookies using the original pre-drepression recipe and ingredients.

Old South Comfort Food

As soon as she saw her mother’s well-used cookbook, Gail Cauble Gurley knew she wanted to preserve it as a link to a childhood she remembers fondly.
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Joey’s Pancake House

Anyone who has eaten breakfast at Joey’s knows the food is delicious and the service exceptional. What customers might not know is the love story that built the Maggie Valley restaurant.
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Old-Richmond-Grill

The Perfect Pair

If you’re talking about the people who keep the eggs and biscuits coming, you would call the Old Richmond Grill Eddie and Hazel’s place. If you’re talking about the people who feel at home here, you’d call it everybody’s place.
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Miller-Pope

The Life and Art of Miller Pope

The desire to take a risk is in almost all of us. The willingness to follow through is in only a few. Miller Pope made decisions overnight and never regretted one, and in the process created a life full of rewards.
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