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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

Scenes from the NC Piedmont, in Miniature

Model railroaders bring local 1950s-era scenes to life

Reflecting on a Career in the Woods

C.W. Smith spent 34 years patrolling the Pisgah National Forest

Top Spots for NC Beachcombers

Be in the right place at the right time to find treasured shells

Extending the Harvest for the Hungry

Farmers and volunteers team up to glean extra produce from NC fields

NC Murals Create ‘Art for the People’

The Appalachian Mural Trail captures state culture

Alligators in North Carolina

Protecting — and staying safe around — our state’s wild gators

Inspired Calling

Kemp Barber is hand crafting duck calls from his Bladen County workshop

Wartime on the Outer Banks

Remembering life on the NC coast during WWII

Local Art, for All to See

Find a public mural in your neck of the woods

Lady of Tradition

Bluegrass master Lorraine Jordan is helping the next generation

My Adventures with ‘Granny Good’

Reflecting on memories with a beloved, southern grandmother

Shells of North Carolina

A guide to shelling our Carolina coast

Capturing a Co-op Scene

Art by Lee Francis

How to Become a Birder in Time for Spring

North Carolina is a birding paradise