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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Ask the Candidates

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

Seeing Science

A western North Carolina educational initiative that takes science students outdoors has improved student test scores

Connecting farm and fork

A new facility has space and equipment to help local farms and food suppliers stay local

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?

Cooperative Principles and the Next Generation

Doug Stephens is fired up by the values of the cooperative business model.

My Hero

A movie, a dime and a hero.

Down to Earth

Carolina horsemen rediscover the joy of plowing

North Carolina Christmas Trees

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

After the Burns

Scottie Rector was treated at the UNC Burn Center and now plays softball and runs in 10K races

Old Fort Depot and Museum

Photography by Ashley Fetner

Agility, Stability, Stamina

The U.S. Army relies on the mule to go where other pack animals cannot go. But the mule must want to go there, too.