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The Lush Life: An Essay on Being a Yard Person

Observations, confessions, and mild bossiness from a resolute yard person.

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Winston-Salem’s Theater Scene Headlines Spring

On numerous stages in multiple venues, an actor or audience, donor or director, is contributing to Camel City’s decades-deep identity as an arts hub. Here was born the nation’s first arts council and the state’s only arts conservatory; here a fledgling group of thespians spawned many more; here a local film fest became nationally recognized. At every level, Winston acts up.

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With Seed Catalogs, Anticipation for Spring Grows

Impatient for the state’s April 15 all-clear for planting? For seed devotees, the pleasures of growing begin long before that first green shoot.


Finding Writer’s Solitude at Weymouth Center

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

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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The Great Lexington Barbecue Cover-Up

Hidden for decades behind a wall in the mayor’s office, the discovery of the town’s oldest barbecue pits is jogging a city’s collective memory.
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Arts & Culture

How We Live Now: The Farmhouse Modern

More than 175,000 of you invite us into your homes each month, which got us thinking about, well, the homes we live in. From that 19th-century mansion in Asheville to the cupola’d landmark in Edenton, houses in North Carolina are
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Arts & Culture

Origins of Weird Town Names in North Carolina

Wayne Schmitt, a reader from Concord, asked us, “What is so high about High Point?” His question got us thinking: What are the stories behind weird town names in North Carolina?
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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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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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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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