Feature Stories

It’s Not Magic, It’s Efficiency

It’s Not Magic, It’s Efficiency

A consumer’s guide to heat pump systems

The Mill Town That Never Closed

The Mill Town That Never Closed

How Cooleemee retained the heritage that defined its character

American know-how

American know-how

helped avoid disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant

New Heat Pump Water Heater

New Heat Pump Water Heater

A proven energy-saver

Grasses Are More Than Green

Grasses Are More Than Green

There are many pretty ornamental grasses that are easy to love

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

Henry River  Mill Village

Henry River Mill Village

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Amazing Sheds

Amazing Sheds

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

How I Save Energy

How I Save Energy

Advice for stay-at-home parents

For the Birds

For the Birds

The simplest thing you can do to help protect birds is to keep your cats indoors

Agility, Stability, Stamina

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

Tried & True

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

New Hope, New Vision

New Hope, New Vision

How an experience at basketball camp opened new avenues for John Tyler Richmond

Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron

A celebrated mystery writer who celebrates country life