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Quiz: Where’s Your Perfect N.C. Mountain Destination?

Take this quiz to find out which destination is your perfect getaway. Inspired by the North Carolina mountains and presented by Great Outdoor Provision Co.
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Beat the Heat: 10 Places To Cool Off In N.C.

Feeling the summer heat? We offer 10 places to cool off while exploring North Carolina.
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Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss

You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to find a great place to hike in the Triad region. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just getting started, here are five trails we recommend you try.
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Cowboy Camp: Clear Creek Ranch

Rex Frederick brought his dream of riding and roping to western North Carolina 20 years ago and created Clear Creek Ranch. He hung up his spurs this year, but his dude ranch still provides the most authentic “out West” experience east of the Pecos.
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Move Over, Pimento: Celebrating North Carolina Cheese

Used to be, the cheese we made was mostly mayonnaise. But now, there’s a new crop of cheesemakers, connoisseurs, and consumers who are making room for real cheese at our tables.
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North Carolina Summer Festival Spotlight:
June 2014

Not one holiday, but dozens of festive gatherings define a summer. This is the story of our celebrations.
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The Cows of Iredell County

Iredell has been our leading cow county since state agriculture records were first kept, counting more than 300 dairies by the mid-’50s. The number of farms here has diminished now to about 45, but not our appreciation for these dairy queens — and the families who love them.
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In Search of the Brown Mountain Lights

Are the mysterious lights people have seen around Brown Mountain a natural phenomenon? Extraterrestrial orbs? Shared hallucinations? An elaborate hoax? Regardless of their origin, the legend continues to grow with each successive generation – year after year, night after night.
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Quarter Moon Books

Part café, part boutique, the heart of this Topsail Beach shop has always been books.

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Out and About: June 2014

Whether you’re looking for a gallery walk or an adventure obstacle course on the beach, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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Out and About: May 2014

From the mountains to the coast, here’s our Carolina calendar for May 2014.

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