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North Carolina has no shortage of locally-owned farms where you can pick your own pumpkins this fall. (Shutterstock)
10 Locally-Owned North Carolina Farms to Pick Your Own Pumpkins This Fall

These family-friendly North Carolina farms might sell you a pumpkin, offer a hayride, or scare you so much you pee your pants this Halloween (if you’re into that sort of thing). 

It's not our state butterfly, but for our money, the red spotted purple butterfly might be the most beautiful we've seen. (Shutterstock)
Butterflies Aren’t Just for Spring: 5 NC Fall Butterflies and Where to Find Them 

Some butterflies are disgusting. Some are sneaky. Others are just plain beautiful. And NC is the perfect state to seek them out.

King's Pepper Owner Gail Jennings created an award-winning dry spice blend, made from a centuries-old West African recipe. (Image from King's Pepper)
Sweets, Spices, and a More Inclusive Wine Community: Here Are 8 Women-Owned Businesses to Shop in Durham

We talked to some of our favorite women-owned businesses about what's inspiring them, what they're listening to, and where they're shopping.

"Boundless," a new statue marking the contributions of Black soldiers who served in the Civil War. The Wilmington statue will be the focal point of North Carolina's first park dedicated to Black Civil War troops. (Photo by Alan Cradick)
New to NC? Here Are 9 Travel-Worthy Destinations to Visit in Your First Year

You already know Lexington is on the list for the barbecue.