North Carolina Gazetteer Explores the Essential Nonessential

The North Carolina Gazetteer proves that the stories behind how many of our state’s towns were named are almost as entertaining as the names themselves.

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High Point Market Sees Century-Long Revolution

Furniture design is ever-changing. The same is true of the High Point Market, now in its second century of making history — and expansions.

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Tailor-Made For Perfection

From a medieval helmet to Johnny Reb’s bayonet, a Salisbury craftsman — forger, tailor, tanner — is dedicated to historical accuracy.

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Geeks-N-Taps Mixes Science with Beer

A traveling event series concocts fun, new ways to teach the science behind the drafts we drink, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "beer goggles."

‘Pop the Cap’ Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

Ten years after North Carolina's alcohol by volume limit on beer was raised, "Pop the Cap" organizer Sean Lilly Wilson reflects on the state's growing beer economy.

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Arts & Culture

North Carolina’s Weird Town Names (Part Two)

Shortly after we published our first Curious Carolinian post on weird town names, we received tons of questions asking us to look into other NC places with quirky nomenclature. To get you the answers you deserve — because, hey, this stuff is serious business — we turned to The North Carolina Gazetteer, a handy resource that is featured in our May issue.
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Arts & Culture

Harry Taylor Captures Ghosts in the Glasshouse

Formulas and methods from the 1850s create remarkable histories in one photographer’s subjects —
who are very much alive.
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Tiki Bar Playlist

Arts & Culture

Tiki Bar Playlist

Transport yourself to Tiki Pier with these eight songs selected by Abbie Sinclair, owner of the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
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Food

A Guide to Brunch in North Carolina

The opportunity for a relaxing brunch only comes around once a week, and that’s if you’re lucky. When you do get the chance to dine on a sunny patio, mimosas in hand and laughing friends by your side, how do you choose among all decadent menu options? Take the guesswork out of where to go with our guide to signature brunch dishes around the state.
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Photography Tips from Our State Contributors

Each month, stunning photographs of North Carolina and the people who call it home grace the pages of our magazine. Three of our professional photographers share their easy tips you can use.
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Food

A Guide to Homebrewing in North Carolina

Making your own beer might seem complicated, but with the help of our guide to homebrewing, you might’ve just stumbled upon your new favorite hobby.
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Arts & Culture

In Praise of Our State’s Clay

Dig into North Carolina, and you’ll find clay nearly everywhere: in ravines, as relics, and even on a windowsill.

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Food

Asheville’s South Slope Sees Beervolution

North Carolina’s beer capital has a new brewing district.
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Arts & Culture

The Perfect Sunday

At any age, in any household, the weekly gift of time is treasured.

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