john lawson

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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Travel

canyoneering

Wild Thing: Making a Career Out of Canyoneering

To turn canyoneering into a career means to trade cubicles for waterfalls, pens and staplers for ropes and chalk. It’s never a shabby day in the office.
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Out about About Dec1

Out and About: January 2015

Your guide to events happening across the state this January.
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PARI

From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.
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winter getaways

Active Winter Getaways in North Carolina

Sure, it’s cold out there, but with North Carolina’s year-round natural beauty, there’s no need to hole up at home. Get moving with one of our picks of activity-based winter getaways.
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Out about About Dec

Out and About: December 2014

Your guide to events happening across the state this December
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Christmas events

Quintessential Tar Heel Christmas Experiences

’Tis the season of many things — eggnog, bright lights, “Silent Night” — and fitting it all into a single month requires some list-making. So, from Our State to you (in no particular order): the signature components of Christmastime in Carolina.
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bakersville

Sculptors Converge in Small-Town Bakersville

Take a day to visit this single-stoplight mountain town, where many hands make artwork.
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Mac's Speed Shop

Mac’s Speed Shop

A cross section of the Queen City gets its fix here at Mac’s Speed Shop. And if a motorcycle could run on barbecue, it’d fill up here, too.

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Out and About: November 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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Wildacres Retreat

Off the Beaten Path: Wildacres Retreat

From N.C. Highway 226A, turn onto a gravel road. Follow it for a mile. It’ll lead you to Wildacres Retreat, a special place you likely never knew about.

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