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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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Making Biscuits

Four mornings a week, Gladys Stover fixes breakfast at The Castle Bed & Breakfast on Ocracoke Island. She fries the bacon, whips up casseroles, rolls out the biscuits, and talks, about food and about life.
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Little Switzerland

Images of America: Little Switzerland by Chris Hollifield and David Biddix

Sharing these photos and stories, Little Switzerland provides an in-depth look at how the town evolved from a settlement for its first inhabitants, the hardy Scotch-Irish two centuries ago, to a resort community for tourists and summer residents today.
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Brilliant Books

Veer off the busy interstate, make your way into Greensboro’s Glenwood neighborhood, and you’ll meet a man who’s eager to share his passion for literature.
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Becky’s & Mary’s

When Becky Ingram left home, she had a job within an hour of arriving in High Point. Fifty years later, the restaurant she owns with her sister, Mary, is an institution, where love is the main ingredient and every dish comes with a side of conversation.

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A Sense of the World

Students perceive the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden through touch, smell, and sound — experiencing nature’s wonders they’ll never see.
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Charlotte NC The Global Evolution of a New South

Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City edited by William Graves and Heather A. Smith

The Global Evolution of a New South City tells of Charlotte’s Southern history that shaped its current identity
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The Insiders Guide to Charlotte

The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte: Eleventh Edition by Craig Distl

North Carolina native and Charlotte local Craig Distl brings you The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte.
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Moon Handbooks Charlotte

Moon Handbooks: Charlotte by Jodi Helmer

Charlotte journalist Jodi Helmer gives travelers a firsthand perspective on this growing tourist destination. This handbook offers a look into the historic arts district, NoDa, including Hart Witzen Gallery and the Neighborhood Theatre. Helmer highlights the city’s South End —
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Breakfast: Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Michele Galloway and her husband, Dale, both teach in Cherokee and both love breakfast food. “Breakfast reminds me of weekends spent with my grandparents when I would wake
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Breakfast: Glen Alpine Depot

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Saturday mornings are Depot mornings, says Emily Alexander. “If we are in town, we are there.” She and her husband, David, go to the Depot for the food,
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