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Hello, Sailor is a fish-camp restaurant owned by Katy and Joe Kindred on the shores of Lake Norman, north of Charlotte. Traditional fish camps, which opened on Thursdays when mill workers got paid, have long been treasured hereabouts, serving coastal specialties far from the coast. At Hello, Sailor, familiar dishes are revamped to reflect both modern and traditional recipes.
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In this article, the author reflects on baseball games at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, North Carolina. Built in 1950 and renovated in 1977, Sims stadium has been home to many major-league baseball players and minor-league baseball teams. For the past seventeen years, Sims has hosted the Gastonia Grizzlies, a collegiate Coastal Plain League team.
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David Sedaris is widely considered America’s leading humorist. In an interview, Sedaris discusses growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina. His new book, Calypso, is a memoir set in Emerald Isle.
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Katie Button discusses her research on the history of food in the Appalachian region. Among her research were “leather britches,” a term referring to an old Appalachian way of preserving greasy beans in the winter by stringing them with a needle and thread, hanging them to dry, and then sealing them in jars until they were ready to be rehydrated and cooked. They are called leather britches because the dried beans look like leather that has gotten wet, then dried out.
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After inheriting his ancestral farm, agriculturist Don Lee has moved away from growing regular crops like corn and tobacco. Instead, he has transformed it into the Garrett Wildflower Seed Farm, a seed-growing operation for native wildflowers and grassland species. The seeds are bought by landowners that want to restore indigenous landscapes, companies that want to use native plants for utility projects, and projects that endeavor to reestablish pollinator plants for bees and butterflies.
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In Mount Airy, North Carolina, a couple decides to collaborate with a landscaper to design the perfect gardens to match their quirky house. The front side of the house shows a red brick façade from 1834 that requires a tame, structured garden. The other side is a 20th-century stone addition that requires a whimsical, free-flowing Victorian style garden to go with the kitchen garden.
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Haw Hill Raceway in Winnabow, North Carolina holds its first Wilmington Crash Derby, a semiannual demolition/racing event. Drivers in a full-contact race have two strikes to stay through until the last heat, and only one winner will stand at the end of the night.
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In the wake of a gala in Charlotte and a documentary release about his life, fashion designer Andre Leon Talley recalls growing up with his grandmother in the Durham during the Jim Crowe-era. He accredits his grandmother for his love of fashion, his perseverance in the face of adversity, and his grace.
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Long overshadowed by its sister cities, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina has developed its own image as the Bull City. From its humble origins as a railway depot to its height as a tobacco boomtown, Durham was built by and for working people. Durham has grown over the years, revitalized its downtown atmosphere, and continues to attract visitors to its city.
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North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty, also known as the Stickman, creates whimsical sculptures comprised of tree saplings, branches, twigs and vines. Over the past thirty years, he has built hundreds of these works in public, and become internationally acclaimed. His latest work will be constructed at Durham’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
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Durham, North Carolina’s growth spurt has led to a creative food scene and now-thriving downtown. This is a guide to some of the most popular restaurants, shops, and sights that are found in Durham.
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Joseph Hillenmeyer, a garden and landscape designer in Kentucky, created a garden complex for Leon and Sandy Hollon. The garden complex is a living record of neighborly and familial ties, and features eight rooms that reflect the Hollons’ admiration for formal European style. Hillenmeyer’s work has gained popularity, leading him to new projects in North Carolina.
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As the winter season continues into February, states across the south celebrate their traditions with a variety of festivals. One of those festivals is North Carolina’s Jewish Food in the Global South, held in Chapel Hill. The festival features culinary speakers, films, cooking classes, and Jewish food traditions.
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In November 2016, a widespread fire ignited in the Great Smoky Mountains, a region located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. Residents of Gatlinburg, Tennessee describe their experiences during the fire and it impacted their lives.
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NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Chandra, his wife and model, live in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Johnson’s designed their house with the help of a local architect and an interior designer. The house features a blend of traditional architecture with contemporary art.
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