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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great


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 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

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

First in forestry

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

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

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