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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Local Food Brands Offer Recipes for Success

How NC entrepreneurs are making small food brands big business

The North Carolina Sweet Potato

Our state vegetable packs a punch

Bringing Smiles to Others

Katie Haynes is remarkable in more ways than one

Cookie-Making Masters

For the Hanes family, Moravian baking traditions run deep

Greetings from the Real Mayberry

60 years ago, Andy Griffith introduced the world to his hometown

Andy Griffith: A Real Dad, Too

Dixie Griffith reflects on her childhood with America’s TV dad

In the Quiet of the Country

Reflections on the power of the country church

Discerning Details in the Data

Derek Ellington is a master of digital sleuthing

The Little Beekeeper

Laylah Hunt is generating buzz over her honey and syrups.

A Living Museum, A Lasting Legacy at Hart Square

The pioneering spirit is alive at the ‘world’s largest’ collection of log cabins

Adapting to Provide Safe, Essential Produce

Farmers markets are continuing to serve communities during the pandemic.

Only Through Pain Do We Grow

Discomfort can lead to great things

Step Up to the Art-o-mat

Clark Whittington is making local art accessible

4-H: Beyond the Farm

Electric co-ops support building leadership, technical skills for NC youth