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Find Your Perfect North Carolina Beach

Which North Carolina beach was made for you? Before packing your swimsuit, take our quiz presented by Crabtree Valley Mall.
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North Carolina Fiddle Festivals

Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
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Q&A with Wendy and Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery Company

Our State discusses Beaufort, local ingredients, and culinary inspiration with Wendy and Charles Park from Beaufort Grocery Company.
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North Carolina Jam Sessions

To make great music, we don’t always need a first fiddle or a musical score. At these 10 jam sessions throughout the state, picking and strumming come naturally — with no agenda but the pleasure of playing.
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Summer’s Soundtrack

There’s no better backdrop for beach music than the ocean or a better stage than the Tiki Pier at Carolina Beach.

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Retro Wrightsville

What never goes out of style? A vacation where you don’t have to lift a finger. For 50 years, guests at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach have enjoyed warm smiles, sandy beaches, and service that meets their every need.
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Charlotte Beer Tour: A Weekend Guide to Breweries in the Queen City

Great beer destinations can be found throughout the Charlotte metro area, from Fort Mill, S.C. all the way up to Lake Norman. But if you’re visiting the Queen City for the first time and want to visit as many of its breweries as possible, spend a weekend just north and south of the city’s uptown area.
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Bigfoot’s Backyard

A fuzzy video of a furry beast with a sweet tooth has spawned an industry all its own in the Uwharries. Many in Montgomery County believe. Some worldwide believe. But do you?
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Fire on the Mountain: Penland School of Crafts

The small towns in Mitchell and Yancey counties were known for minerals and mining until Harvey Littleton arrived and blew the doors off with his glasswork, turning the Toe River Valley into a hotbed for art.
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The Language of Landscape

The banjo player for the internationally renowned Kruger Brothers finds harmony in the hills. There’s nowhere else he’d rather be.
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