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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Travel

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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Travel Guide: Mountain Art

As you travel this fall, take along this list of 25 art galleries and museums in the North Carolina mountains.
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How To Find A White Squirrel in North Carolina

It’s not a legend. The white squirrel actually exists. Find out where to go for the best chance to spot one.
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Bucket Brothers

Music Deep Down

For two young brothers who got their start tapping rhythms on household items, music comes naturally.
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Andy Thompson

Coca-Cola’s Ghostpainter

Andy Thompson applies fresh coats of paint to fading murals around the state.
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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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Yiasou Greek Festival

Dance and eat at one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events.
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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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Vintage Bicycles in Reidsville

In Reidsville, a beloved mode of transportation is restored and polished to a shine.
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