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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

A seed that grew deep roots

North Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service at 100—Part 1


Art by Lisa Autry


Now you can publish your own book as an e-book

Protecting family forests

Good management can improve woodland health and provide an income

20 years of Bright Ideas

Over the years, electric cooperatives have awarded nearly $9 million in grants to teachers, benefitting some 1.6 million students

Decoration Day at Garden Creek

Saying goodbye to a cemetery

Goat milk soap

Photography by Ashley Fetner

From Linus, with love

Volunteers make and donate blankets to help children feel that somebody cares for them

Hoppin’ John

This Southern tradition is a delicious way to guarantee prosperity in the new year

Chinese take out

What to expect for dinner in Yiwu after you decline the scorpions

Carolina Country Scenes 2014

A gallery of your favorite photos

Recipes for remembering

Yellowed treasures from times past bring memories to life

Winter is for the birds!

You can create an environment to attract feathered visitors