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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Quiet Reflections

From Vision to View

Creating this peaceful mountain retreat took perseverance, determination, and lots of faith.
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Atlantic Beach Sunset Over the Ocean

As Sure As the Sun Sets

Come winter, folks in Atlantic Beach head to the water’s edge at dusk for a show that plays out in few other places on the East Coast — a sight you have to see to believe.
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Snow Day

Snow Days

The beauty of a landscape cloaked in fluffy drifts of snow is lost on many Southerners. But for lovers of the white stuff, winter just isn’t the same without frosty flakes.
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Alice Irby Woman's College

A Place of Distinction: Woman’s College in Greensboro

Alice Irby’s academic journey symbolizes an era of liberation for thousands of like-minded women at Woman’s College in Greensboro.
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Christmas Parade

Curbside Christmas

Small-town holiday parades impart memories that last a lifetime — from the sound of marching bands to the sight of beauty queens atop hot rods to the unexpected treat that distinguishes one spectacle from the other.
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Community College Quilt

Stitches and Squares

Each of our community colleges has a place on this quilt, a handmade tribute to learning.
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God's Acre

In the Communion of the Saints: The Salem Moravian Graveyard

In God’s Acre, a Moravian graveyard in Winston-Salem, status and race are not factors for burial sites. The church’s postmortem rituals decree that in death, we are all equal.
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Balsam Mountain Inn Music

Balsam Encore

There are no televisions at this mountain retreat, where an older form of entertainment keeps guests coming back.
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Letters from Home

Boogie Woogie Redux

Letters From Home — an Andrews Sisters tribute act from the Piedmont — brings fans of the original trio to their feet with World War II-era ditties.
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They Are Everywhere

North Carolina has one of the largest populations of veterans in America. Here, combat veterans are chronicling their experiences to create what may be a new genre of 21st-century literature. Our poet laureate shares how he teaches veterans to tell their stories, and what he is learning about combat in the process.
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