Feature Stories

Local Foods to Take the Guesswork out of Gifting

These award-winning flavors are sure to please

Cooking with NC Products You Know and Love

Neese’s Country Sausage, Krispy Kreme, Bone Suckin’ Sauce, Mt. Olive Pickles

Why I ❤️ My Co-op

NC electric co-op members share the love for Co-op Month

Independent Bookstores Thrive Throughout the State

The state’s vibrant independent bookstore scene creates community hubs

Scrapbook: Youth Tour 2017

Photos and video from the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Lucky Clays Farm is Growing for the Future

The Pee Dee Electric member makes sustainability a top priority

101 North Carolina Festivals

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a festival for it

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge

The inside scoop on what makes a recipe stand out at the NC State Fair

Bright Ideas in NC Classrooms

Seven of the 600+ co-op-sponsored projects from the 2016-2017 school year

On the Hunt for Edible Plants

Experts at the Wild Foods Weekend reveal nature’s edible bounty

How to Satisfy a Crawfish Craving

NC crawfish farming means more chances to enjoy fresh crawdads

PreddyFest: A Music Pilgrimage for Many

A sense of community brings festival goers back year after year

‘CSAs’ Connect Artists to Local Patrons

Community Supported Art borrows a proven idea from agriculture

Forging Artful Tools from Old Iron

A Robeson County blacksmith creates custom knives out of old railroad spikes

How to Put Old Things to Good Use

Innovative ideas from Carolina Country readers

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