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"From its humble roots as a roadside farm stand, the Friendly Market has evolved to become the community's kitchen, serving up classic comfort foods to fuel fishing trips, beach days and backyard picnics in Morehead City and beyond." Owners Matt and Mindy Fitzpatrick see their business as a cheerful venue for all things including local produce, snacks and sauces and prepared foods.
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"Not your average beach house: From the clean lines of the flat top cottage in Southern Shores to the extravagant opulence of the Art Nouveau icon in Corolla, landmark architecture defines our coastal villages-- and chapters of our history." The Nags Head Beach Cottage Row, a National Register Historic District celebrates old Nags Head architectural style.
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"Fifty years ago, a hobby farmer began delivering his beloved gladiolus blooms to people across Moore County. Today, his son carries on the joyful tradition." David Bailey continues his father, Gibb Bailey's interest in gladiolus.
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"Inspired by the Roaring Twenties, a young chef returned to his hometown and opened a tapas restaurant with vintage vibe and modern twists on classic cuisine." Mike Mills is owner of The Mills Downtown Bistro in Elizabeth City.
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"By the 19th century, the western end of Shackleford Banks was known to residents of the barrier island as Wade's Shore. Now uninhabited, Shackleford welcomes visitors who arrive by boat and ferry."
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Jackie ad Rem Morin are owners of Durham based cotton candy creator Wonderpuff.
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"When the sun sets on long days at the beach, families still reach for Charles Harry Whedbee's beloved Outer Banks legends and spooky stories, years after the raconteur of Nags Head put them to paper." Though a Greenville resident, Whedbee was especially fond of Nags Head. His uncle owned one of the 13 original cottages there. As a writer, Whedbee was quite proficient in blending the real and made-up in his stories, many of which he shared on the popular morning television program, Carolina Today.
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"In a town known for its seafood, a family ice cream business serves up nostalgic standards and creative concoctions that change with the seasons." Kristi Hansen and husband Greg run this business specializing in old fashioned American ice cream in a 2,200 square foot building that resembles a country house.
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"In the village of Wanchese, two families have helped shape the local seafood industry for the past century,. Today, their descendants are learning to overcome the modern-day challenges of commercial fishing and carrying on a Roanoke Island tradition that runs as deep as the ocean." Discussed are Fresh Catch Seafood and Willie R. Etheridge Seafood Company.
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"No rush: The clocks on the wall of Oak Island Restaurant are just for decoration. All you really need to know is whether it's Chicken & Dumplings Thursday or Fried Fish Friday." Dave Sigmon, late founder of the business collected clocks. He bough the restaurant in 2000 after a long career as a business contractor.
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"For one special week every summer, relatives from across the state and around the country make their way to Topsail Island for food, fun and a family reunion of epic proportions." While the Watson/Bland/Stern traces its history to the 1960s, the family's history on Topsail Island goes back to 1907.
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"Although Holden Beach has grown over the past 50 years, not much is different in this Brunswick County community. Really. Even less has changed at The Rod & Reel Shop, which has become an unofficial welcome center for vacationers -- complete with worms." Hunter McCray is owner of The Rod & Reel.
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"On the way to work or headed home from the beach, post up in a booth at the Old Bridge Diner for breakfast and lunch classics -- pancakes to patty melts to popcorn shrimp -- all day long.? Michael and Breanna Jones are the owners of the Old Bridge Diner in Oak Island.
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"A beach-goer's maze-making has become a community activity, challenging vacationers' problem solving skills and teaching them a few life lessons along the way." Known as the "Maze Man", Hunter Gibbes started making mazes at the beach more than 15 years ago.
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"In a workshop in Watauga County, a surfboard maker draws inspiration from the Blue Ridge for his colorful coastal creations." Bill Pressly is owner of Billboards, Surfboards in Valle Crusis.
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