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The wild horses of the Outer Banks

by JFrye June - last edited June

Wild horses of the Outer BanksAlong the coast of North Carolina, a long, thin stretch of barrier islands called the Outer Banks are home to turquoise waters and envy-inducing beaches, a few intrepid full-time residents, and three herds of wild horses known as Banker Ponies. See the wild horses of the Outer Banks for yourself on your next trip to North Carolina.

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Blues and Bluegrass in North Carolina

by JFrye April - last edited April

Blues and Bluegrass in North CarolinaSomewhere in the mountains along the border between North Carolina and Virginia, bluegrass – that American musical genre personified by banjo, mandolin and fiddle – was born. In Raleigh, Durham and surrounding cities, you’ll find plenty of places to get an earful of some mighty fine bluegrass and blues.

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Bennett Place: Durham and the American Civil WarWhen the first Confederate cannon were fired on South Carolina’s Fort Sumpter in 1861, the American Civil War had begun. While the history books tell one story of the end of the Civil War—history buffs around Durham, North Carolina, know the true story: that it was in their town, in a farmhouse called Bennett Place, that the Civil War met its final end.

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The Best New Durham Boutique Hotels

by JFrye October - last edited October by Moderator

Best New Durham Boutique Hotels

A trio of stylish boutique hotels are poised to open their doors in Durham’s vibrant downtown, helping to elevate the city’s status as one of the best and most vibrant in the South. Take a look and discover the city’s hottest places to rest your head.

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Seth Gross: Durham's Locally Sourced Chef

by JFrye January 2014 - last edited October

Seth Gross: Durham's Locally Sourced ChefA new restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, is turning up the heat on pizza pies by taking a fine-dining approach to this oft-believed-to-be-anything-but cuisine. Pompieri Pizza, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Seth Gross, make everything they use on their pizzas in-house, using locally sourced ingredients from farmers, ranchers, food purveyors and mills as close to home as possible.

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Durham Tobacco Houses Reimagined

by JFrye January 2014 - last edited October

Durham Tobacco Houses ReimaginedWhere other towns have dried up and allowed riverside textile mills or urban warehouses and factories to sit disused and dishevelled, in Durham, more and more often, businesses, homeowners, designers and architects are retaining interior and exterior elements original to the spaces they inhabit.

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