Feature Stories

Metal roofing

Metal roofing can cool your energy expenses and last longer than traditional roofing

Hiring an energy contractor

Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit

Hot options

When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter

Free as a bird

Help yourself to North Carolina’s heavenly host

Well water is your responsibility

If you rely on a well or spring for your water, you should have it tested yearly

Seal it up

Looking for leaks and sealing them pays off in energy cost savings

Energy-saving HVAC systems

Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options

Where the wild things are

Get up close to animals in the Piedmont and the mountains

A seed that grew deep roots

North Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service at 100—Part 1

Window film Q & A

Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more

Decoration Day at Garden Creek

Saying goodbye to a cemetery

Heritage with a heart

New trails link African-American history and culture

Fly zones

Aviation enthusiasts will find lots to explore in North Carolina

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