Carolina Stories

Homegrown Clothing

What if North Carolina could produce its own organic cotton and turn it into clothing made here, just like in the old days?

Cooperative Principles and the Next Generation

Doug Stephens is fired up by the values of the cooperative business model.

My Hero

A movie, a dime and a hero.

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

After the Burns

Scottie Rector was treated at the UNC Burn Center and now plays softball and runs in 10K races

Old Fort Depot and Museum

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Agility, Stability, Stamina

The U.S. Army relies on the mule to go where other pack animals cannot go. But the mule must want to go there, too.

Henry River Mill Village

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Seeing Science

A western North Carolina educational initiative that takes science students outdoors has improved student test scores

Connecting farm and fork

A new facility has space and equipment to help local farms and food suppliers stay local

The Mill Town That Never Closed

How Cooleemee retained the heritage that defined its character

American know-how

helped avoid disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant