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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGAENT EVER

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGAENT EVER

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Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyoone else rediscover its true meaning.
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

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Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to an astonishing 6,684 feet. Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.
THE CHANGING BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

THE CHANGING BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

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In the eighteenth century, naturalist and artist William Bartram traveled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spent time documenting both plant life and the customs of the Middle Town Cherokees. Since that time, men and women like Bartram have journeyed throu
THE DEVILS TRAMPING GROUND AND OTHER NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERY STORIES

THE DEVILS TRAMPING GROUND AND OTHER NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERY STORIES

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From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history.

THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM MY CAROLINA FARM

THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM MY CAROLINA FARM

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Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, North Carolina, DeMent and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent cooks robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns--and now you are invited to share the bounty. The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm's yield through the four seasons.

From fall's Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer's Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent's cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches using great ingredients combined with easy preparations for supercharged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent's deliciously observant stories illuminating what life is really like on a working farm. A native North Carolinian committed to the development of sustainable farming in her state, DeMent will inspire those of us who may not have a lot of time to cook, let alone farm, but who care about seasonal, healthfully grown food.



THE GIVING MANGER

THE GIVING MANGER

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Experience the true meaning of Christmas this year with The Giving Manger -- a faith-based interactive family tradition that encourages acts of kindness, focuses on the joy of giving, and honors the real reason for Christmas: Jesus' birth.
Each Giving Manger Box Set contains a hardcover picture book, a wooden manger, a bundle of straw, and a sturdy Baby Jesus figure -- everything your family needs to start the tradition in your own home.
How It WorksThe included picture book, The Giving Manger, will help your family understand the tradition and get children excited about participating. Once you have read the story, place the empty manger in a prominent spot in your home. In the days leading up to Christmas, family members can place a piece of straw in the manger each time they perform a kind deed or act of service. Filling the manger will become a fun, interactive project for your family, prompting even young children to look for ways to love and serve others.
As your family works together to fill the manger with straw, your hearts and home will fill with the joy and contentment that comes not from wish lists and getting, but from giving and loving others. On Christmas Day, your family can place the Baby Jesus in the manger -- now full of the straw that represents the acts of love and service done in honor of Jesus' birth.
Each Box Set Includes:
  • The Giving Manger Picture Book: a heartwarming story with beautiful cut-paper illustrations that presents the tradition and will get kids excited about participating
  • Wooden Manger: to be placed in a visible spot in the home, waiting to be filled
  • Bundle of Straw: pieces of straw to be placed in the manger after each act of service
  • Baby Jesus: to be placed in the manger on Christmas day

  • Each item in the box is built to last so your family can keep the tradition going year after year.
    Note: The Giving Manger is intended for display use.
    THE GREAT BOOK OF NORTH CAROLINA

    THE GREAT BOOK OF NORTH CAROLINA

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    How much do you know about the Tar Heel State? There's so much to learn about North Carolina that even natives of the state don't know. In this trivia book, you'll learn more about North Carolina's history, pop culture, sports, unsolved mysteries, and so much more.

    In The Great Book of North Carolina, you'll find the answers to the following questions:

  • How did North Carolina get its name?
  • Why is it known as the "Tar Heel State"?
  • What happened to the "Lost Colony"?
  • Which famous pirate was killed in the Outer Banks?
  • What popular recreational activity was invented in the state?
  • What soda company got its start in North Carolina?
  • Which sport originated from the Tar Heel State?
  • Which NBA legend was raised in North Carolina?
  • What urban legends haunt the state?
  • What's the most haunted spot in North Carolina?
  • And so much more!

    This book is packed with facts about North Carolina. Some of the facts in this book may shock you. Others may give you chills. But the one thing they all have in common is that they're all interesting!

    Whether you feel like an amateur or a pro on North Carolina trivia, you're bound to walk away with plenty of new knowledge about the state once you finish this book. Your friends won't stand a chance at your next trivia night!

    So, what are you waiting for? Get started now to learn more about North Carolina!

    THE MOONSHINER'S DAUGHTER

    THE MOONSHINER'S DAUGHTER

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    If you fell in love with 1960s North Carolina when reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Donna Everhart's The Moonshiner's Daughter will transport you right back. Everhart's sensitive and expert storytelling will capture you in this Southern coming-of-age novel!

    Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . .

    Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago.

    Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth--one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie.

    Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths--and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

    THE MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA: WALKING A THOUSAND MILES THROUGH WILDNESS, CULTURE

    THE MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA: WALKING A THOUSAND MILES THROUGH WILDNESS, CULTURE

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    The Mountains-to-Sea Trail shows off the most spectacular, historic and quirky elements of the North Carolina landscape.


    Stretching one thousand miles from Clingmans Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, the route takes in Fraser fir trees and pelicans, old grist and textile mills, working cotton and tobacco farms, Revolutionary War sites and two British cemeteries complete with Union Jacks. The trail is half on footpaths and half on back roads, offering experiences not only in nature but also in small towns, at historic monuments, in family cemeteries and in local shops. Author Danny Bernstein has taken it all in and shares her knowledge for those who might follow in her footsteps.