weymouth

Finding Writer’s Solitude at Weymouth Center

How writers find scene and setting in self-imposed solitude.

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Blooms and Birdsong at Wing Haven Gardens

A gardener's passion and imagination left a public legacy of urban green and serenity only minutes from Charlotte's skyscrapers.

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Away From It All, We Cherish Our Sacred Places

Ridgetops and river bends. Tiny churches and a luxury spa. Book-lined rooms. Garden paths. Sooner or later we crave these places, these somewheres of healing and hope, solitude and stillness. This month, we went searching for North Carolina’s unexpected havens of fulfillment and found 10 spots to soothe our Southern souls.

Meet the Maker Craft Beer Event

Meet the Maker Craft Beer Event

Join us for Our State’s Meet the Maker Craft Beer Event at the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery in Chapel Hill on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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NC Farm-To-Table Restaurants to Visit This Spring

You saw our winter list of farm-to-table restaurants. This spring, check out these seven restaurants with offerings as fresh as the flowers outside your door and stay tuned for our summer list.
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Arts & Culture

Producing a Longleaf Legacy in the Tar Heel State

Our storied pines are more than just pretty to look at: Historically, they produced the tar, pitch, and turpentine that made our state a key supplier of naval stores.
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Food

Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.
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spring playlist

Arts & Culture

Fresh, Southern Sounds: Spring Playlist

As the flowers blossom, birds are singing a different tune. Celebrate the start of spring with our playlist that features the latest music from North Carolina artists. All from forthcoming albums, these songs are just begging to be listened to with the windows rolled down.
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Arts & Culture

Becoming Present at Timberlake Farm Earth Sanctuary

The life cycle of creation, grief, and renewal is reflected and maintained at Timberlake Farm, an earth sanctuary near Whitsett.
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Arts & Culture

A Visit to the State Line

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina.
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Arts & Culture

What’s With North Carolina’s Weird Laws?

From a resolution that makes hurricanes illegal to a ban against off-key singing, this state has some unusual laws reputed to be true.
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conetoe family life center

Arts & Culture

Conetoe Family Life Center Farm Grows, Inspires

For Edgecombe County children, a shared garden feeds and provides a sense of purpose.
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Arts & Culture

Finding Peace on the Mountaintop

Built a century ago by an artist captivated by the light created when the sun set behind Grandfather Mountain, Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock now draws visitors in search of solitude and luxury.
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