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Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery

Smoked barbecue is paired with homemade ice cream at this Wilkes County restaurant.
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5 Things to Do in N.C. This August

5 Things Every North Carolinian Should Do in August

From “The Art of the Brick” LEGO art exhibit in Alamance to the 44th Snead’s Ferry Shrimp Festival, read the 5 things to do in N.C. this summer from our August 2013 issue.
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Grits

Grits

Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.
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Screen Doors

Screen Doors

Its mission may seem simple — keep out bugs and let in breeze — but on a sultry summer day, a screen door is sublime. Comprising little more than wire mesh, a wooden frame, and a handful of hardware, it creates a barrier and an invitation, and an unmistakable sound that defines summer.
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Five Favorite Appalachian Trail Hikes in North Carolina

Three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail cut through North Carolina, offering you plenty of options for day, weekend or week-long hikes.
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The Character of Woody Pines

An Asheville musician alters traditional songs to fit his diverse styles, and entertains crowds across the United States and United Kingdom.
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Birdhouse Mansions in Blowing Rock

A dentist builds palaces for his feathered friends at his cabin in Blowing Rock.
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How The Post Office Delivers Us The World

A mail carrier’s job is famously monotonous. But follow him — or her — around long enough, and understand the joy in a carrier’s day is bringing excitement to others.
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Burnsville

A closer look at this quiet mountain town reveals a community that’s just now growing up.
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A Cabin For Charles Kuralt

The man who went everywhere in the United States found himself most at home in his mountain hideaway.
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