North Carolina

10:42am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Salt

How A Seed Saver Discovered One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 1:04 pm

A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011.
Sherry Shiesl Tatiana's TOMATObase

Fortunately for those of us who are suckers for novelty, every year fruits and vegetables seem to come in more bewitching colors, shapes and flavors. Lately, we've been tickled by the cotton candy grape and the vibrant orange Turkish eggplant.

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11:15pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Politics

North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 12:59 pm

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory delivers the State of the State address in February in Raleigh.
Ted Richardson AP

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Monday a controversial measure that overhauls the state's election laws. It requires government-issued photo IDs at the polls, reduces the early voting period by one week and ends same day registration.

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12:17pm

Thu August 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Unique Bike Treks Up East Coast, Powered By Solar And Pedals

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 1:30 pm

In a photo taken on July 24, ELF bike owner Mark Stewart discusses the unusual vehicle during his trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
Valerie Bonk AP

It's not rare for new vehicle owners to be proud of their purchase. And some even travel to the factory to pick up their new ride and drive it home. That's what Mark Stewart did — but his new vehicle is an ELF hybrid bike, and his ride home will take hundreds of miles to complete.

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3:20pm

Thu July 25, 2013
The Two-Way

North Carolina Set To Compensate Forced Sterilization Victims

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 4:31 pm

Sterilization victim Lela Dunston, 63 (seated front), following a meeting of the Governor's Eugenics Compensation Task Force in North Carolina in 2012.
Karen Tam AP

North Carolina could become the first state to compensate people who were forcibly sterilized in programs across the country that began during the Great Depression and continued for decades, targeting individuals deemed feeble-minded or otherwise unfit.

In a proposed budget, lawmakers have set aside $10 million for one-time payments to an estimated 1,500 people still alive who were part of a state program that sterilized 7,600 men, women and children from 1929 to 1974. The amount of each payout would be determined by how many people came forward.

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2:43pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Found Recipes

Hard Crab Stew, No Longer Hard (Or Messy)

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 7:58 pm

Hard crabs, like these blue crabs, are used in Bill Smith's Crab Stew recipe.
iStockphoto

Some of the greatest summer food experiences take you outside. Whether it's shucking corn and barbecuing or spitting watermelon seeds, an outdoor setting can add a whole new dimension to food.

Bill Smith, chef at Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, N.C., says some of his favorite summer food memories took place at picnic tables over messy bowls of his grandmother's crab stew. He shared a recipe for All Things Considered's Found Recipes series.

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