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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

The Bears

Black bears are roaming the farms, communities and wildlands of eastern North Carolina

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Photography by Ashley Fetner

NC GreenPower

10 years of supporting renewable energy in North Carolina

The Mysterious Brown Mountain Lights

There’s no explanation of why you see lights in these mountains at night


The pop and a burst of juice make muscadines one of the traditional treats of late summer

Still natural after all these years

50 years later, Sunset Beach still likes things the way they are

Energy + sustainability = a bright future for rural students

The STEM program of NC New Schools makes college-level learning more accessible for high school students

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets

In the Movies

North Carolina scenes share the movie spotlight

Scenes From Washington, D.C.

The 2013 Youth Tour brought back pictures and memories

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

Traditional quilt block art marks significant places of the region