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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My Town Beaufort

My Town: Beaufort

Allison Bernauer, who was raised in Beaufort, is thrilled that her own children know the joys of growing up in this seaside community.
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My Town Hertford

My Town: Hertford

A lifelong resident of Hertford, Madelyn Long shares the story of a tiny town in Eastern North Carolina.
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My Town Mocksville

My Town: Mocksville

As Melanie Cook describes, Mocksville’s Main Street is a focal point of activity in this Piedmont town.
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My Town Laurinburg

My Town: Laurinburg

Tim Bullard recalls with fondness growing up in Laurinburg.
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land of oz

North Carolina’s Land of Oz

Take a walk down memory lane and the yellow brick road! Share your stories and photos from visits to the Land of Oz theme park.
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Surf City

My Town: Surf City

Much to Susan Melton’s delight, time has moved a little slower in Surf City.
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About Face

The first time Diane Aurit encountered Catawba Valley face jugs, she was not impressed. But today, dozens of the quirky creations fill her office and bring a smile to her face.
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Acres of Antiques

Vito and Mary Ellen Sico started out buying antiques to furnish their first home. Their collection grew into a business, and today it’s the inspiration for the Liberty Antiques Festival, a twice-a-year event that attracts hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers from nearly two dozen states.

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No Place Like Home: Land of Oz in Beech Mountain

For years, Cynthia Keller couldn’t finish watching The Wizard of Oz, for fear of the Wicked Witch. Now, as caretaker of Beech Mountain’s Land of Oz, she wakes up every day in a house at the center of the wonderful land.
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Town Center

In colonial North Carolina, if you needed to mail a letter, have a tooth pulled, get a divorce, or launch a revolution, you went to a tavern. To get a sense of what you would have found inside one, take a trip to Historic Halifax.
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