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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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Ready for Takeoff

Go for a ride in the clouds with the men and women who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the impressive work they do opens up before your eyes like the horizon.
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Living Moving Art

Vollis Simpson and his vast hands molded metal into artwork for decades. And when the rust is gone, his giant, vibrant sculptures will stand tall in a Wilson field, blowing in eastern North Carolina breezes for years to come and for thousands to see.
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Homespun Denim

Raleigh Denim and Greensboro’s Cone Denim employ old-fashioned methods to make the most timeless garment in our closets — jeans — even more timeless than before.
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The Story Behind the Troutman Chair Company

The Troutman Chair factory outside of Statesville has made some of the best rockers anywhere since 1924 — long before becoming a Charlotte airport staple. And because little has changed, they’re better than ever.
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Jockeys-Ridge

Where Sand Meets Sky

The Outer Banks’ Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s largest sand dune, is a force of nature that never stops changing and never ceases to envelop those in its path.
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Neese's

Nothing Fancy

Rectangular blocks of pork wrapped in butcher paper sustain a Greensboro company for 96 years.
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Waterfall Byway

The one road to drive to see the season’s beauty.
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Outer Banks Travel Itinerary

Let us give you a few suggestions about where to go and what to eat beyond the sandy dunes.
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Magnificent Stitches

The Calvary Church Needlepoint Guild creates brilliant images of animals and nature that are sometimes years in the making.
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Maggie-Valley

Maggie Valley

An eccentric town in a mysterious mountain setting bursts with individual flare. And its residents, both old and new, have happily decided that works for them.
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