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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Our Americana: Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville’s annual fair has a special craft: to elevate daily life from average to artistic.

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Mill Town Memories

Mill town residents have not forgotten what textile work, and the life they built around it, meant to them.
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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: August 2014

  Aging in Place. It’s in Your Future. National Conference September 25, 2014, in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Featuring national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, successful retirement, and so much more … Grant Partner
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The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the country.
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Out and About: August 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or exercise, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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North Carolina Festival Spotlight:
August 2014

Time to tip our hats to one jam-packed 2014 festival season. But before we do, it’s only right to enjoy these last hurrahs of summer.
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Picking Season

At the Holden Brothers Farm Market in Shallotte, visitors pick two of our favorite red fruits: Strawberries in the spring and tomatoes in the fall.
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Honest-to-Goodness: Candor Peach Festival

Candor, North Carolina’s peach capital, gives us a summer love to gush about.
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Thunder Road

The heart-racing, thrill-seeking, breathtaking story of North Carolina’s favorite roller coaster.

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Beach Ball: The Morehead City Marlins

College baseball players from across the country come to small Southern towns like Morehead City for a taste of the big leagues.
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