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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Touchstone Energy sports scholarship winners

Recognized at Wolfpack women’s basketball game

A Rescue in Less Than 3 Minutes

Linemen Leonard Person and Kenny Simmons did it faster than anyone.

Post Office Art

Depression-era artwork in post offices expressed local history and hope

Our First TV Set

On that Saturday afternoon, his life changed forever.

North Carolina Christmas Trees

There’s a farm or retailer offering North Carolina-grown trees near you

Carolina Country Scenes 2013

A gallery of your favorite photos

Grassroots Advocacy

How your co-op represents you where it counts.

The Return of the Chestnut

Known as “the grain that grows on a tree,” chestnuts now can be grown locally.

Ask the Candidates

We ask the candidates for North Carolina’s governor to respond to issues that affect you.


How Ocracoke learned that one of its own went down with his ship off North Carolina’s coast during World War II

Mobbing Stores in Broad Daylight

“Cash mobs” recognize and support local businesses in one fell swoop

More Mailboxes, Less Mail

How will the mounting deficit at the Postal Service affect rural mail delivery?

Homegrown Clothing

What if North Carolina could produce its own organic cotton and turn it into clothing made here, just like in the old days?