Feature Stories

Torpedoed!

How Ocracoke learned that one of its own went down with his ship off North Carolina’s coast during World War II

Powering Up

In the dark? Here’s what your co-op does after a major power outage.

More Mailboxes, Less Mail

How will the mounting deficit at the Postal Service affect rural mail delivery?

A guide to Transmission Towers

Identifying equipment on transmission structures

It’s Geothermal

How Gary Woods tapped energy underground to save on his electricity costs.

A Rescue in Less Than 3 Minutes

Linemen Leonard Person and Kenny Simmons did it faster than anyone.

Post Office Art

Depression-era artwork in post offices expressed local history and hope

Our First TV Set

On that Saturday afternoon, his life changed forever.

North Carolina Christmas Trees

There’s a farm or retailer offering North Carolina-grown trees near you

Tobacco Baskets

From the floor of the warehouse to the walls of your house

Mobbing Stores in Broad Daylight

“Cash mobs” recognize and support local businesses in one fell swoop

The Return of the Chestnut

Known as “the grain that grows on a tree,” chestnuts now can be grown locally.

Ask the Candidates

We ask the candidates for North Carolina’s governor to respond to issues that affect you.

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?

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