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Ocracoke

Where in the world is Ocracoke? For many mainlanders, the island accessible only by ferry, boat, or plane remains a mystery. For those who live there, it is home to past and present, change and stasis, a tight-knit village and wild woods filled with centuries of secrets.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

Behind every locally grown blossom is the hard work and careful planning of a flower farmer with a deep connection to their land. This month, we walk among rows of dazzling flowers, breathing in the sweet scent of spring in North Carolina.

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High Point: Hidden in Plain Sight

For five days each in the spring and fall, High Point is famously home to The High Point Market — a furniture extravaganza. Year-round, though, the city abounds with unexpected finds. Come, take a closer look.

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The Warmest Room in Winter

Come January, the hottest spot in North Carolina is in the mountains. Inside the Victorian conservatory on the grounds of Biltmore Estate — a jewel box of orchids, frilly fronds, and tropical flowers — every plant has a story.

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Our Top Stories of 2018

Lake lore, fearless skiers, and chocolate pie: Here are the top five stories that captured readers’ attention this year.

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Thank You for Your Service

This month, we honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. To veterans across the state, we offer our gratitude.

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Photo Essay: Banner Elk

High in a northwestern corner of the state, a little town on the Elk River welcomes new friends and temporary neighbors to celebrate mild summers, snowy winters, and — perhaps most spectacularly — bright, beautiful autumns.

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Photo Essay: A Light Within

In the more than 300 years since the Religious Society of Friends brought their way of life to North Carolina, Quakers have maintained a steady presence here. Today, their belief in peace, quiet reflection, and inner light shines faithfully.

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