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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Coastal Jeweler Creates Wearable History

Sonia Humphrey fashions custom jewelry out of historical artifacts

A Major Attraction in the Minor League

How Crawdads baseball (and a carousel) came to Hickory

Going to the Birds on the NC Birding Trail

Spot new feathered friends at sites across the state

Take a Spin (On a Carousel!) Around the State

Check out these carousels in North Carolina

What’s Your ‘Traveler Personality’?

Take this quiz for the best-ever vacation


Art by Ronald Ragland

Dress for Success: Beekeeping Protective Gear

Essential tools for a burgeoning beekeeper

‘Bee Cities’ are Making the World Safer for Pollinators

National project promotes native flowers, shrubs and trees

How to Be a Beekeeper

10 tips to get your own hives humming in no time

Lessons from the ‘NC Tomato Man’

Craig LeHoullier has far-reaching influence in the world of tomatoes

Wake Electric Honors Local NASA Leader

James E. Webb laid the foundation for the moon landing

Why I Love My Community

Our readers share what makes life sweet

Experience the Movement Along the Civil Rights Trail

NC sites preserve stories from the modern civil rights movement

Don’t Feed the Animals

And other tips for living with wildlife in your neck of the woods