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In 1933, when Prohibition ended, North Carolina was the only state to choose to let individual counties and cities create alcohol beverage control boards. The foundation of that system guides how liquor is sold in North Carolina today, but the way liquor sales came to be widespread across the state — with over 170 boards now running retail stores — is legally complicated. 

Some people believe flocks of black birds hanging out in our yards mean warm weather is coming. Is this true? Nope, says our expert with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Birds do not predict the weather. But it is true that migration is underway for most birds in mid-March and April, and that likely accounts for the flocks. But migration is not tied to local weather conditions, she said. “There ...

Driving along North Carolina highways in the spring and summer can be a beautiful experience, thanks to the N.C. Department of Transportation’s highway wildflower program. Through the program, which began in 1985, NCDOT installs and maintains beds of wildflowers along roadsides in each of the state’s 14 highway divisions. The flowers are a mix of annuals, perennials and wildflowers that are ...


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