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Carolina Stories

The people, places and history that make our state great

The Spoon Lady

Abby Roach is a storyteller, activist, and, yes, spoon player

The North Carolina Sweet Potato

Our state vegetable packs a punch

Greetings from the Real Mayberry

60 years ago, Andy Griffith introduced the world to his hometown

Discerning Details in the Data

Derek Ellington is a master of digital sleuthing

Adapting to Provide Safe, Essential Produce

Farmers markets are continuing to serve communities during the pandemic.

‘Springhouse Christmas’

Art by Arie Reinhardt Taylor

Bringing Smiles to Others

Katie Haynes is remarkable in more ways than one

Andy Griffith: A Real Dad, Too

Dixie Griffith reflects on her childhood with America’s TV dad

The Little Beekeeper

Laylah Hunt is generating buzz over her honey and syrups.

Only Through Pain Do We Grow

Discomfort can lead to great things

Local Food Brands Offer Recipes for Success

How NC entrepreneurs are making small food brands big business

Cookie-Making Masters

For the Hanes family, Moravian baking traditions run deep

In the Quiet of the Country

Reflections on the power of the country church

A Living Museum, A Lasting Legacy at Hart Square

The pioneering spirit is alive at the ‘world’s largest’ collection of log cabins

Marine Art

by Corey Giesey