Feature Stories

The lights were out in Ellerbe and Derby
Working the January 1968 ice storm in the Sandhills
How good are electric co-ops? Ask Wall Street
Independent analysts see strengths in the co-op business model
The Portsmouth Life-saving Station
An excerpt from a new illustrated history book about the southern Outer Banks.
Season’s Eatings
North Carolina specialty foods for the holidays
North Carolina Pecans
A holiday tradition in pies, pralines and pieces
Where girls and horses come for stability & healing
At a certain age, girls seem to develop an affection for horses. And given the chance, it’s likely that horses return the love.
North Carolina braces for avian flu
If there’s an outbreak, it won’t affect eggs and meat, but flocks and farmers could suffer.
A deer in the headlights = Trouble on the highway
Vehicle collisions with deer are becoming more common. Drive carefully during the late fall mating season.
Model Man
Belhaven’s Jimmy Courson and his model ships show real strength and determination