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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Brilliant Books

Veer off the busy interstate, make your way into Greensboro’s Glenwood neighborhood, and you’ll meet a man who’s eager to share his passion for literature.
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The Mountain Doctor

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.
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Becky’s & Mary’s

When Becky Ingram left home, she had a job within an hour of arriving in High Point. Fifty years later, the restaurant she owns with her sister, Mary, is an institution, where love is the main ingredient and every dish comes with a side of conversation.

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Shirley Smith’s Pound Cake

It’s a good bet that all the recipes in the McLeansville Baptist Church Ladies’ latest cookbook are delicious. But one comes with an especially sweet story.
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Clara Jones Portrait

Piano Lessons

It’s a simple gift: to teach someone to play an instrument. But inside her west Charlotte home, Clara Jones gives instruction that goes beyond the music.
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Orson Welles

Christmas 1938

In a nod to 1930s-era radio dramas, performers will recreate Orson Welles’s classic broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” onstage at Western Carolina University later this month.

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Bruces Fine Foods

Fabulous Food

Bruce Brown has been feeding amazing morsels to folks in Marion for nearly 10 years, and the exuberant chef can’t imagine enjoying it more anywhere else.
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Belk-Hensdale in Lumberton circa 1940s

Main Street Merchant

Although Belk stores today pepper suburbs throughout the South, the Charlotte-based retailer remembers its roots as a downtown business built on bargains and service.
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Green HIll Center for NC Art

Winter Show

The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro celebrates North Carolina artists with an annual gala and exhibition. And for seven weeks, collectors have a chance to view works of art from across the state in a single location.
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Fayetteville Dickens Holiday Celebration

A Dickens Holiday

Every Black Friday, street performers act out the characters in A Christmas Carol, bringing thousands of people together on the tree-lined streets of downtown Fayetteville.
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