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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

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

First in forestry

Pioneers of American forest management got their start in western North Carolina

World champion fighter

Christian Buffaloe of Warren County is better than just about anyone his age at this form of karate

No longer a ‘shad’ story

The shad are jumping the rapids for real on their annual run up the Cape Fear River

A Week in Washington

It’s amazing what a week in the nation’s capital can do for North Carolina teenagers


Art by Ronald Ragland

What’s the Catch?

If you’re looking for fresh, local seafood, NC Catch helps you find it.

Sun-dried Laundry

Returning to those sunny days when we let our clothes out to dry