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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Bill Minchew

kept climbing to reach his dream

Stanly County’s First Doctor

Photography by Ashley Fetner


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

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

In the Movies

North Carolina scenes share the movie spotlight

The Soda Pop Co-op

How to get refreshments at a reasonable price

NC GreenPower

10 years of supporting renewable energy in North Carolina

A Duck Story

A boy and a duck grow up together.

Scenes From Washington, D.C.

The 2013 Youth Tour brought back pictures and memories

The Bears

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

The Mysterious Brown Mountain Lights

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

Still natural after all these years

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

Local Peaches

Fresh peaches and cream at two Sandhills markets