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Now, Voyager: Retracing John Lawson’s Journey

Recalling an early explorer, a canoer seeks the empty spaces in the Carolina coastal marshes.
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Lumina Pavilion

“Only when it was gone did we realize what was lost.”
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Debbie Millis' home at 119 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores.

In Love with Flat Tops

Distinctive cottages with flat roofs were an Outer Banks staple. Dozens survive in Southern Shores, and their admirers are as enchanted as ever by the homes’ iconic simplicity.
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Summer in the Sixties

Every generation makes its own beach memories. Summer in the ’60s was seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and board games. We didn’t realize then what those long, bright days would mean to us now – sunburns and all.
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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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Where Are We? The Story of North Carolina Maps

Sedan-size maps of centuries past weren’t as convenient as our smartphones’ GPS, but without them, we would have been lost.
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Britt’s Donut Shop: 75 Years of Making Doughnuts & Memories

Britt’s Donut Shop has become a mandatory stop for many Carolina Beach visitors. Julie Thomson explores its delicious legacy, fan club, and commemorative book.

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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 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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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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Building a Better Boardwalk

The ocean isn’t the only draw at Carolina Beach, where a beloved seaside symbol with an 80-year history gets its moment in the sun.
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