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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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Mountain Must-Reads

Whether you’re planning a visit to western North Carolina this fall and need a book for the road, or you don’t have time for a road trip but wish you did, immerse yourself in these Appalachian classics, recommended by the people who know best — booksellers from two of our favorite mountain bookstores.
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This Weekend in North Carolina: September 19-21

Your weekend guide to events happening across the state.
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15 Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Fall in
Winston-Salem

Savor the season with autumn hikes, spooky tours, seasonal cuisine, and more in Winston-Salem. Check out these events this fall and enter to win a weekend getaway.
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20 Best-Kept Secrets of the N.C. High Country

North Carolina’s High Country—composed of six mountain counties—is such a well-known tourist destination you might think you’ve seen all there is to see there.
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6 College Towns in North Carolina

Just because a city has a university doesn’t mean it’s a college town. A college town is different. The relationship is closer. This fall, see if you can spot the intersection between campus and community in these college towns — three that have long defined the term in North Carolina, and three you might not expect.
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An Ode to the College Town: Davidson

More than points on a map, college towns are safe havens for intellectual curiosity. They’re the treasured places where we pause to think, grow, and learn.
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The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.
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A Love Letter to North Carolina

Drew Perry has a crush on North Carolina, and he doesn’t care who knows it. To illustrate his ode to the Old North State, we sent artist Suzanne Cabrera to paint the scenes of some of the writer’s favorite memories.
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Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: September 2014

Don’t miss these great travel ideas and specials from our partners this September.
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