Feature Stories

Zucchini Mania!

Zucchini Mania!

It’s everywhere in mid-summer, but it’s also delicious, nutritious and versatile.

A Week in Washington

A Week in Washington

It’s amazing what a week in the nation’s capital can do for North Carolina teenagers

What’s the Catch?

What’s the Catch?

If you’re looking for fresh, local seafood, NC Catch helps you find it.

Comeback for energy tax credits

Comeback for energy tax credits

Incentives are extended for home efficiency upgrades

Not your mom’s chlorine bleach

Not your mom’s chlorine bleach

From patios to laundry to teeth, oxygen bleach cleans naturally and safely

World champion fighter

World champion fighter

Christian Buffaloe of Warren County is better than just about anyone his age at this form of karate

“Sunday”

“Sunday”

Art by Ronald Ragland

Replacing windows

Replacing windows

Consider use and appearance as well as the type of glass

Alternatives to carpet

Alternatives to carpet

New products made from wool, seagrass and recycled materials last long and are earth-friendly

Sun-dried Laundry

Sun-dried Laundry

Returning to those sunny days when we let our clothes out to dry

No longer a ‘shad’ story

No longer a ‘shad’ story

The shad are jumping the rapids for real on their annual run up the Cape Fear River

The Derby General Store and Farm Stand

The Derby General Store and Farm Stand

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Refrigerators & energy

Refrigerators & energy

The real scoop on making your fridge more efficient

Swimming in savings

Swimming in savings

More efficient pumps can cut pool operating costs