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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River

Traditional quilt block art marks significant places of the region

No longer a ‘shad’ story

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


Art by Ronald Ragland


Photography by Ty Brueilly

First in forestry

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

What’s the Catch?

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

Crushing the Tuscarora

Colonial militia vanquished eastern North Carolina’s most powerful natives 300 years ago

World champion fighter

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

A Week in Washington

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

Sun-dried Laundry

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

A beloved steam locomotive comes home

The public can ride New Hope Valley Railway on the first Sunday of each month, starting in April

Open a Mind, Touch a Heart

Storytellers continue a North Carolina tradition