Photos of the Cook Shack in Union Grove, NC on August 14, 2010.

Early Morning Jam

When most musicians are crawling into bed after late-night gigs, Pal and Myles Ireland begin cooking breakfast for The Cook Shack’s Saturday session.
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Green HIll Center for NC Art

Winter Show

The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro celebrates North Carolina artists with an annual gala and exhibition. And for seven weeks, collectors have a chance to view works of art from across the state in a single location.
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Fayetteville Dickens Holiday Celebration

A Dickens Holiday

Every Black Friday, street performers act out the characters in A Christmas Carol, bringing thousands of people together on the tree-lined streets of downtown Fayetteville.
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The Blessing of the Hounds

Hunters and hounds gather reverently on Thanksgiving Day. Soon, they will burst across Hobby Field on the heels of Codie Hayes, who was born to lead them in pursuit of tradition and glory.
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Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks

For people who prefer traveling with a definite direction in mind, Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook is a true gem. As author Georgann Eubanks explains in the preface, the guide is “a book about books, a
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Regular Crowd

After working in other people’s kitchens for 29 years, Ricky Bullins bought Bob’s Restaurant in Madison and turned it into a place where he wants to be. A good-size group of customers feels the same way.
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When the tobacco industry left town, so did a piece of Durham’s spirit. But two decades after American Tobacco produced its last cigarette here, a reinvented campus on the same site thrives with businesses built for the future, giving the city a new soul, rising from the ashes.
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Tar Heel Tradition: Sutton’s Drug Store

For decades, the flavors coming off the flattop grill in the back of Sutton’s Drug Store have been reason enough to stop in for a bite. But it’s the family feel of the place that brings most customers back on a regular basis.
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Zora Neale Hurston

Women Writers of Hayti

A literary tour of Durham’s Hayti district uncovers the creative expression of dozens of African-American authors during the Jim Crow era.
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Culinary Quest

Culinary Quest

Delivering a perfect meal is about more than ingredients and cooking utensils. For students in Guilford Technical Community College’s culinary program, it’s about mastering skills and self-discipline.
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