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Carolina People

People making a difference here at home

Why I Love My Community

Our readers share what makes life sweet

Jones-Onslow EMC Member Receives National Honor

Mary Ann LeRay was honored in Touchstone Energy’s #WhoPowersYou Contest

Meet the Man Behind the Spice

Meherwan Irani of Spicewalla is fairly legendary in food and restaurant circles

Carrying on a Carolina Tradition

Hog killin’ is a family tradition for some, though not for the faint of heart

Leaders Among Us

Individuals across rural NC are stepping up to do great things

Harvesting Pure, Local Sea Salt

Two NC companies are making salt a local commodity

Growing Health & Growing Leaders

The Rev. Richard Joyner is nurturing a healthier community in Edgecombe County

The Spice Merchant of Asheville

Spicewalla is bringing fresh international spices to local kitchens

Curating Recipes from Around NC

Foy Allen Edelman has collected recipes from every county in the state

The Music Maker

Jerry Read Smith’s hammered dulcimers are nationally renowned

Celebrating the Culture of Cotton

Julius Tillery’s advocacy work goes well beyond his family farm

Handmade Holiday Cheer

Wreathmaking has become tradition for a Wayne County family

Southern Culture Meets Italian Roots at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese

Cheesemaking comes naturally to Austin and Samantha Genke

Farmer & the Chef & the Biscuit Maker

Kinston’s celebrity chef has put a Lenoir County farm in the spotlight

The Charitable Women Roofers of Rutherford County

A volunteer group is committed to helping neighbors stay dry