Bonfire of the Christmas Boxes

For one father and son, the day after Christmas involves a heap of empty packages and a Zippo.

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Unearthed: Poinsettias Get Their Due in NC State Program

Poinsettias hold a fleeting place in our hearts and on our mantles at Christmastime, but there’s so much more to the plant than what meets the eye. Horticulture researchers at North Carolina State University explore their botanical charms and quirks as part of a North American trial.

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Homeplace: Hillsborough’s Ashe House

One 19th-century house in Hillsborough has inspired its owners to live life more simply in a town that has withstood the test of time.


Christmas Aboard the USS North Carolina

For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.