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

Radio

Tuning In

North Carolina’s radio pioneers entertained and informed listeners, taking the medium from the coop to the computer.
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Pritchard Park's Drum Circle

Asheville Drum Circle

Asheville’s eclectic tastes extend beyond its restaurants. While you’re here, take time to savor some of its local flavor in the form of Pritchard Park’s weekly drum circle.
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Overmountain Vineyard

Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon

In the summer, rows of vines heavy with clusters of juicy, red fruit climb the hills around Overmountain Vineyards. The future, however, looks radically different, thanks to a little white grape from France’s foothills and a winemaker’s revolutionary spirit.
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Ramps

Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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Mushrooms

Forest Feast

North Carolina’s mountains and foothills support some of the greatest biodiversity in North America — everything from wild shoots and berries to farm-raised crops and cattle. Some grow hidden. Others thrive in plain sight. Many do both.
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Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns

The bats living in the caves under Humpback Mountain scare some people, but not Sarah Davis. She owns the darkness and has come to terms with what’s in it.
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Crossroads of the Natural World by Tom Earnhardt

Crossroads of the Natural World by Tom Earnhardt

Tom Earnhardt’s new book is not a field guide, but it will lead you to think differently about our state.
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bowling

Friday Frame of Mind

Bowlers say they’re after perfection: the elusive 300 game. But what brings them back to the alley week after week isn’t bragging rights; it’s friends, family, and the satisfaction that comes from watching that 10th pin fall.
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Vintage Bicycles in Reidsville

In Reidsville, a beloved mode of transportation is restored and polished to a shine.
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The History of Lake Norman

Lake Norman’s original purpose was to provide fresh water and flood control for the region. Fifty years later, the lake has transformed into a statewide destination, and the story of what lies beneath its waters continues to fascinate.
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