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Burger Time

In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.

The Music Man of Black Mountain

Songwriter, producer, record label founder: This veteran of the rock ’n’ roll industry has done it all. At a venue near his hometown, he provides a space for performers to express themselves — and for the audience to listen.

10 Places to Shop for One-of-a-Kind North Carolina Gifts

From a handblown glass ornament that shines like a jewel to a coveted coffee mug perfect for Christmas morning, the best-loved gifts are the ones that can’t be replaced. We collected 10 of our favorite galleries and craft shops across the state for local, handmade treasures that you can’t find anywhere else.

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