Feature Stories

Open a Mind, Touch a Heart
Storytellers continue a North Carolina tradition
On the road to more energy-efficient lighting
Emerging technologies that will make indoor and outdoor lighting more efficient.
Torpedoed!
How Ocracoke learned that one of its own went down with his ship off North Carolina’s coast during World War II
A Rescue in Less Than 3 Minutes
Linemen Leonard Person and Kenny Simmons did it faster than anyone.
Mobbing Stores in Broad Daylight
“Cash mobs” recognize and support local businesses in one fell swoop
Powering Up
In the dark? Here’s what your co-op does after a major power outage.
Post Office Art
Depression-era artwork in post offices expressed local history and hope
The Return of the Chestnut
Known as “the grain that grows on a tree,” chestnuts now can be grown locally.
More Mailboxes, Less Mail
How will the mounting deficit at the Postal Service affect rural mail delivery?
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