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Country Ham Biscuits

Country Ham’s Beauty

In Duplin County, Westwater Country Ham dry cures a Christmas classic.
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Christmas Trees

Making the Cut: North Carolina Christmas Trees

Fraser firs may be the big tree on campus at lots across the state, but on Down East cut-your-own farms, cedar, cypress, and pine are the trees that growers vote most likely to succeed.
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Warsaw Veterans Day Celebration

Tour of a Higher Calling

Warsaw’s Veterans Day Celebration inspires a tradition of service and gratitude.
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Jack Cobb and Son

Jack Cobb & Son Barbecue

How a father-and-son business brought pit-cooked barbecue — and unity — to one eastern North Carolina town.
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K9 Veterans

Dogs of War

After they complete their military service, K9 veterans find respect, admiration, and plenty of snuggle time from adoptive families.
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C&H Oyster Bar

C&H Oyster Bar in Elizabeth City

Leave it to the experts at this Elizabeth City oyster bar, where every October the usual crowd returns hungry for meaty mollusks.
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Ghost Tours

Ghost Walk by Lantern Light

Old South Tour Company’s iconic belle leads Southport visitors to smart and spooky haunts.
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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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Fritters and the ’50s

In Swansboro, the locals know just the place to get some sugar.
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Blackbeard’s BBQ & C-Food

Those in search of tasty treasure can find it hidden in the heart of eastern North Carolina’s barbecue belt.
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