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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

A Carolina Christmas

Local sights, sounds and shops to make the holidays special

Be a Co-op Voter on Election Day

Help support issues important to rural communities

Queen of the Drive-In

Sherry Barnes turned tragedy into a triumph

Alleghany Teacher’s ‘Bright Ideas’ Take Students on Problem-Solving Adventures

Cecelia Hampton is a decorated Bright Ideas teacher from Sparta Elementary

Bright Ideas in Action

Education grants spark inspiration across NC

It’s beginning to look a lot like Santa

Wayne Lanning exudes Christmas cheer year-round

EnergyUnited’s Wayne Wilkins Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Retired CEO recognized for impact on co-op’s communities

3 Haunting Tales from North Carolina

The Old North State is rife with spooky spots

Advancing Burn Care in North Carolina and Beyond

North Carolina’s electric co-ops work with Jaycee Burn Center to advance care to burn patients

Saddle Up and Read

Caitlin Gooch is an equestrian encouraging children to achieve literary excellence

2022 Carolina’s Finest Awards

Reader picks for the best in doughnuts, holiday lights and eight other categories

Comradery through Competition on the Links

The VGA is a growing golf network for veterans and their families

Connections to the Past

Archeologists and private artifact collectors study NC’s earliest societies

Coming Home to Make Meaningful Change

Megan Hiner is providing mental health services in northeastern NC

Witnessing Government in Action

Students make new friends and find inspiration on the 2022 Youth Tour