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A blue jay gives us a gorgeous view in Guilford County. A "mysterious disease" impacting songbirds across the U.S. appears to have missed our feathered friends in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Birdwatchers Rejoice. The ‘Mysterious Disease’ Threatening Songbirds Has Spared North Carolina.

Our pandemic isn’t over. But North Carolina songbirds have missed the worst of a disease that plagued birds across the U.S.

Line judge Maia Chaka stands on the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka became the first Black woman to official an NFL game when she called the Panthers-Jets game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
A Black Woman Officiated the Panthers Game. It’s the First Time in NFL History.

The Panthers recognized Maia Chaka, who hails from Virginia, during Sunday’s game against the Jets in Charlotte. 

North Carolina has its own "wine country" in Yadkin Valley. (Image via YadkinValleyNC.com).
4 North Carolina Spots to Explore With Your BFF — Because Some Trips Are Better With Your Bestie

From yoga in the mountains to a Yadkin Valley wine tour, Cardinal & Pine lists some of the best destinations for you and your BFF.

Just in time for fall, Cardinal & Pine collects some of the best spots for picking apples in North Carolina. (Image for Shutterstock)
It’s Apple-Picking Season in North Carolina. Here’s Our Guide to the Best Spots This Fall.

Bar none, one of the best things you can do in North Carolina in the fall. Get picking.

Hikers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina near Asheville. (Image via Shutterstock)
Beat the Crowds and Cabin Fever: Here Are Five Under-the-Radar Outdoor Destinations in North Carolina

The cure to your cabin fever is getting an actual cabin in North Carolina's ridiculously picturesque mountains.

Marvel Studio's 2013 film Iron Man 3 was one of the biggest films shot in North Carolina. Credit: Zade Rosenthal/ Marvel Studios
29 Blockbusters and Busts Shot in North Carolina (There’s Sure to Be a Few Filmed Near You)

Whether you live in the mountains, the coast, or the Piedmont, some major Hollywood movies were filmed near you in North Carolina.

Whatever you do, don't call it cobbler. Sonker is one of a few North Carolina foods you just won't find in many other places. (Credit: Jimmy Emerson, Flickr)
Forget Barbecue and Pass the Yock: Here Are Six NC Delicacies You Have to Taste

An eccentric state has its fair share of eccentric foods, from apple uglies to Tom Thumb sausage and yock.