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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Whole Truth Lunchroom Wilson

Wilson: Whole Truth Lunchroom

The covered dish. The church picnic. The Wednesday night supper. North Carolina’s communal gatherings embrace the spirit of faith, fellowship, and food.
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Carraway United Methodist Church Greensboro

Greensboro: The Hot Dog Church

They don’t call Greensboro’s Carraway United Methodist Church “The Hot Dog Church” for nothing.
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Wednesday Night Supper Kinston

Kinston: Wednesday Night Supper

For as long as anyone at First Baptist Church in Kinston can remember, Wednesday night suppers have served as a midweek battery charger.
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Open Hearts Bakery Morganton

Morganton: Open Hearts Bakery

Volunteers at St. Matthews Church in Morganton bake laughter and love into every loaf at Open Hearts Bakery.
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Garden of Eaten Cafe Hickory

Hickory: Garden of Eaten

The Garden of Eaten Cafe at First Baptist Church in Hickory welcomes diners for food and fellowship.
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What The Locals Know: Morehead City

A few locals share where to go and what to do while in town.
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Derick McLeod Hillsborough BBQ Company

Hillsborough BBQ Company

The stained glass, hardwood floors, and full bar make this restaurant look upscale, but the flavor of the barbecue is smoky and down-home.
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Weeping Radish Brewery Butchery and Pub

Germany Comes to Grandy: Weeping Radish

A quirky combination of a brewpub, butchery, and farm creates an experience that brings in curious travelers from miles around.

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Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Traveling By Trail: The Mountains-to-Sea Trail

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail might not have the cachet of the Appalachian Trail, and is even partly theoretical, but for hikers looking for a more varied path, it’s right up their alley.
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Bernie Harberts and mule Woody

Mule Rider

Bored with sailing the open seas alone for five years, one man decided to cross his home state in a manner unlike any other. And then he kept on going.
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