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Five Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you don’t have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you’re still in luck. There are fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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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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Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Angier

An ice cream parlor in Angier offers more than 100 flavors.
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Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson, N.C.

Once, there was an inn and even an oyster house, but it’s the barbecue at Parker’s that has endured.
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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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The Cats at Burrus Market on Hatteras Island

Some things have been on Hatteras Island for a long time. Like Burrus Market, the oldest store on the island, and the cats that got here around the same time.
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Kill Devil Hills Stop N Shop

It’s a gas station, sure. But step inside and you’ll see: it’s also a whole lot more.
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N.C. Governor’s Mansion in Asheville

On top of a mountain in Asheville, the Governor’s Western Residence has been a hideaway for 11 administrations and hundreds of civic groups. We’ll bet that you never knew it was here.
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Gate City Pharmacy in Greensboro

A locally owned pharmacy in Greensboro takes care of its customers the old-fashioned way.
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