Feature Stories

The Civil War

In eastern North Carolina: 1862

Keeping The Lights On

Electric co-ops lead the way in introducing outage-prevention technology

It’s Not Magic, It’s Efficiency

A consumer’s guide to heat pump systems

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

Cooperative Principles and the Next Generation

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

Connecting farm and fork

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

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

Henry River Mill Village

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Amazing Sheds

These are not your garden variety potting sheds. These are amazing!

After the Burns

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

My Hero

A movie, a dime and a hero.

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.

Tried & True

22 tips for buying and maintaining an energy-efficient manufactured home

Man cave

Man cave

Michele Williams, Waxhaw, Union Power Cooperative

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