Feature Stories

Keeping Wildlife Wild

Keeping Wildlife Wild

Attract and enjoy watching animals while helping them remain wild

What is a Transformer?

What is a Transformer?

An illustrated guide

Aspire to college

Aspire to college

Students in rural North Carolina can get help preparing for standardized college tests

The Well-Lit Deck

The Well-Lit Deck

Quality lighting enhances outdoor time after sundown

Shocking news

Shocking news

In 1978, four Rowan County men were electrocuted when they were not watching what they were doing.

Places to Play

Places to Play

Treehouses, playhouses & forts

On Guard

On Guard

Guard animals on assignment to protect herds from coyotes

See  Through

See Through

The character, comfort and costs of your windows

Back-Up Power

Back-Up Power

A buyer's guide to residential standby generators

Storm Watch

Storm Watch

How to prepare your family and property for severe weather

Buddy Melvin’s Treehouse

Buddy Melvin’s Treehouse

17 years, 16 rooms, 12,000 square feet “for the fellas to hang out.”

On to the Future

On to the Future

North Carolina’s electric cooperative leaders in April embrace new ideas for leading communities into the future

Upgrade and Save

Upgrade and Save

Running old, inefficient appliances may cost you more than you think

Get Cool

Get Cool

How to buy a new air‑conditioning system

The East Bend School Fire

The East Bend School Fire

The Yadkin County community of East Bend learned some lessons after the beloved school burned down