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Carolina Life

Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

Smartphone Photography 101

Level up your photos with the help of an expert

Carolina Country Scenes 2018

A gallery of our readers’ best photos

Piedmont Candy Company Turns out an NC Tradition

Red Bird peppermints are an iconic flavor of the holidays

Local Foods Take the Guesswork out of Gifting

These award-winning flavors are sure to please

Young Families are Moving to Rural North Carolina

Census numbers show 80 counties gained those ages 30 to 39

How to Satisfy a Crawfish Craving

NC crawfish farming means more chances to enjoy fresh crawdads

Featured Recipes from the Food Issue

12 new dishes from our Carolina Kitchen

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge

The inside scoop on what makes a recipe stand out at the NC State Fair

The Growing ‘Gig Economy’

Tips to maximize your freelance earnings

Independent Bookstores Thrive Throughout the State

The state’s vibrant independent bookstore scene creates community hubs

Balancing Breakfast

On the go? Fuel up with nutritious fare

New Home Upgrades on a Budget

Tweak your new home with these easy projects