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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Rescuing Top Gun

Finding lost and stolen horses in the Internet age

What is black, warty, musky and fetches $800 per pound wholesale?

The black truffle, a mushroom delicacy, is finding hospitable ground in North Carolina

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

You Feel at Home

The Ronald McDonald House in Greenville helps families whose children are receiving treatment at local medical facilities.

The Bell Island Fishing Pier

New life for a pier where fishing has been a tradition for generations.

The Soda Pop Co-op

How to get refreshments at a reasonable price

NC GreenPower

10 years of supporting renewable energy in North Carolina

Capitol Hill Day

Sponsored by their electric cooperatives, North Carolina students on the Youth Tour to Washington visit Capitol Hill

That Night With Lady

For Mom and Dad: a memory and a message of thanks

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