Feature Stories

Capitol Hill Day

Sponsored by their electric cooperatives, North Carolina students on the Youth Tour to Washington visit Capitol Hill

The Bell Island Fishing Pier

New life for a pier where fishing has been a tradition for generations.

NC GreenPower

10 years of supporting renewable energy in North Carolina

Energy + sustainability = a bright future for rural students

The STEM program of NC New Schools makes college-level learning more accessible for high school students

That Night With Lady

For Mom and Dad: a memory and a message of thanks

The Mysterious Brown Mountain Lights

There’s no explanation of why you see lights in these mountains at night

Still natural after all these years

50 years later, Sunset Beach still likes things the way they are

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

What is black, warty, musky and fetches $800 per pound wholesale?

The black truffle, a mushroom delicacy, is finding hospitable ground in North Carolina

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Muscadines

The pop and a burst of juice make muscadines one of the traditional treats of late summer

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets