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Carl Goerch

Carl Goerch was the founder of The State magazine, which later became Our State magazine.

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Marching Down Main

Holiday-decorated boats and floats, jovial Scout troops and high school bands parade through North Carolina towns throughout December. Answer these questions about places across the state known for their Christmas celebrations; then visit some of these towns to watch and wave. This quiz first appeared in the December 2010 issue of Our State.

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Pivotal Past

Through the centuries, many historic events dictated North Carolina’s future.

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Nobel North Carolina

Started in 1901, Nobel Prizes recognize superlative efforts in everything from literature to medicine.

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Town & Community

Throughout the centuries, North Carolinians have come up with some colorful names for our state’s thousands of communities, towns, and cities. Match the location of some of these places with this month’s quiz on how they got their names. This quiz first appeared in the August 2010 issue of Our State.

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North Carolina Foods

North Carolina is blessed with an astonishing variety of foods that can be prepared any number of ways.

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Crossroads

With more than 80,000 miles of highway, we often find ourselves at a crossroad.

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Beach Music

Beach music has kept Carolinians dancing for decades.