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This Collard Green Salad with Peaches Is a Love Letter to Southern Food

Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Asheville's Benne on Eagle uses black-eyed peas, plantains, collards, and peaches for a salad inspired by Appalachian soul food.
Bettina Makalintal
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North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

Sam Jones spent more than two hours trying to clear his name, including showing the cops YouTube videos from his famous barbecue restaurant.
Jelisa Castrodale

The Southern Chef Reviving a Centuries-Old Cherokee Recipe for Yellowjacket Soup

“We sautéed onions and garlic, added in the papery, waxy nest and unhatched larvae ... [and] pureed it in a blender."
Jenn Rice

Three Otters Were Stolen From a Sanctuary and Nobody Knows Why

Please SAFELY return Sigmund, Nessy, and Ned.
Sarah Emerson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Woman Who Heard a ‘Ghost’ in Her Room Finds Stranger Hiding in Her Closet

"I’m like, 'Who’s there?' And somebody answers me. He’s like, 'Oh, my name is Drew.'"
River Donaghey

Governor Defends North Carolina’s BBQ After Stephen Colbert Calls It “Flavor-Deprived”

“We think Colbert is amazing when it comes to his commentary, but he can use a little work when it comes to his culinary.”
Jelisa Castrodale

Joy's Genre-Hopping Hardcore Is All About Suffering

Raleigh's next great metal/hardcore hybrid give us an earful about their new album, 'No Light Below,' misanthropy, and doing it their damn selves.
Eli Enis

These Alligators Have Gone Into Deep-Freeze Mode

As temperatures in North Carolina dropped this week, some residents appeared frozen in ice.
Sarah Emerson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Alleged Kidnapper Chases Woman into Karate Dojo, Gets Ass Royally Whooped

"Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly."
River Donaghey

In These States, You Can Sue the Person Your Spouse Cheated With

In 2011, a North Carolina judge ordered a woman to pay $30 million to her husband's ex-wife because the more recent relationship began with infidelity. Despite criticism, a few states still allow for such "alienation of affection" lawsuits.
Kimberly Lawson

Kid Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Endangered Animals on Camera Traps

A unique project turned students at schools around the world into citizen scientists.
Sarah Emerson
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Republicans Have Decided Democracy Is Not Good for Them

From Michigan to North Carolina, GOP legislators are proving they care more about clinging to power than the will of the voters.
Harry Cheadle