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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

After the Burns

Scottie Rector was treated at the UNC Burn Center and now plays softball and runs in 10K races

Old Fort Depot and Museum

Photography by Ashley Fetner

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.

Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned mill village in eastern NC sets the scene for the film "The Hunger Games"

Seeing Science

A western North Carolina educational initiative that takes science students outdoors has improved student test scores

Connecting farm and fork

A new facility has space and equipment to help local farms and food suppliers stay local

The Mill Town That Never Closed

How Cooleemee retained the heritage that defined its character

American know-how

helped avoid disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant

Cooperative Principles and the Next Generation

Doug Stephens is fired up by the values of the cooperative business model.

My Hero

A movie, a dime and a hero.

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

Amazing Sheds

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