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Carolina Country Scenes 2019

Winners from our annual photo contest

10 Steps to Hostin' a Pig Pick’n

Organizing a Carolina tradition doesn’t have to be complicated

Stone-Ground Goodness comes from Linney's Mill

Union Grove is home to a sought-after source of grits and cornmeal

A Local Crop’s Prized Compound

Clary sage helps make the world smell good

Scenes from the NC Piedmont, in Miniature

Model railroaders bring local 1950s-era scenes to life

Fight Against Polio Led to ‘Miracle of Hickory’

A community’s effort was one of many that helped stem NC epidemics

Determination in the Face of Florence

Electric co-op employees worked around the clock to get their communities back online

Inspiration on the Farm

NC AgrAbility is giving disabled farmers hope

A Local Record Label with Global Reach

Hillsborough-based Yep Roc Records represents NC and international artists

Alligators in North Carolina

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

A Lucky Pelican’s Tale of Hope

Plucky the Pelican is inspiring conservation in younger generations

Secrets of the Mountains

These destinations offer something new off the beaten path

Peculiar Produce

Strange-looking plants our readers have grown and known

Roy Cooper: Moving Rural NC Forward

An interview with the 75th Governor of North Carolina

15 Local Parks for Outdoor Escapes

The best quiet parks and trails in your NC town