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Carved Sweet Potato Have you wondered where we got that North Carolina-shaped sweet potato featured on the November cover? The artistic effort came straight from our Associate Art Director Joseph

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Carved Sweet Potato Have you wondered where we got that North Carolina-shaped sweet potato featured on the November cover? The artistic effort came straight from our Associate Art Director Joseph

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Carved Sweet Potato Have you wondered where we got that North Carolina-shaped sweet potato featured on the November cover? The artistic effort came straight from our Associate Art Director Joseph

Making the Issue: The Sweet Potato State

Carved Sweet Potato

Have you wondered where we got that North Carolina-shaped sweet potato featured on the November cover? The artistic effort came straight from our Associate Art Director Joseph Edwards. He hand-carved the sweet potato over the course of several hours in photographer Matt Hulsman’s studio. Click through the slideshow of photos below to see behind the scenes of this process.


This story was published on Oct 18, 2012

Our State Staff

Our State Staff

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