Piedmont

Out and About January 2014

Out & About in January

Don’t let the cold air keep you inside all month. From Striperfest in Wilmington to Winterfest in Blowing Rock, there’s plenty to do in North Carolina this month.
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Ground Steak Sandwich

Ever Hear of a Ground-Steak Sandwich?

It sounds like a burger or a sloppy joe — but it’s not quite either. What it is, and why you’ll have to drive to Mount Airy to eat one.
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Viewmaster

Through a Child’s Eyes

An active childhood imagination shapes a lifelong love of North Carolina through visits to two beloved landmarks, one in Wilmington, the other in Asheville.
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Stephenson's Barbecue

Stephenson’s Barbecue

If a hog isn’t pit-cooked, it isn’t barbecue. That’s Andy Stephenson’s belief. He says his father wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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Midwood Smokehouse

Midwood Smokehouse

For traditional N.C. barbecue, Charlotte isn’t your best bet. One man knows why, and he hopes to change that.
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God's Acre

In the Communion of the Saints: The Salem Moravian Graveyard

In God’s Acre, a Moravian graveyard in Winston-Salem, status and race are not factors for burial sites. The church’s postmortem rituals decree that in death, we are all equal.
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Little Free Library

Take a Book, Leave a Book: Little Free Libraries

Those little wooden boxes aren’t birdhouses — they’re libraries, and one may be coming to a street near you.
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Denton

Denton

This Piedmont town feels like home, whether you’re from here or not.
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Pineland

Patriots of Pineland

“Battles” waged in backyard theaters of war across central North Carolina help prepare U.S. Army Special Forces students for dangerous missions, but they couldn’t do it without residents filling the roles of guerrilla fighters.
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Murphey School Radio Show

The Murphey School Radio Show

Writers, musicians, and friends gather for a variety show — and a good cause.
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