Feature Stories

On to the Future

North Carolina’s electric cooperative leaders in April embrace new ideas for leading communities into the future

Upgrade and Save

Running old, inefficient appliances may cost you more than you think

Get Cool

How to buy a new air‑conditioning system

Electric Rider

A fast motorcycle without the emissions or the noise

Nature, history and mystery

Burke County offers all with a serving of Southern charm

Aspire to college

Students in rural North Carolina can get help preparing for standardized college tests

The Well-Lit Deck

Quality lighting enhances outdoor time after sundown

Shocking news

In 1978, four Rowan County men were electrocuted when they were not watching what they were doing.

Where the butterflies are

Beguiling beauties of the sky are bountiful at these sites

See Through

The character, comfort and costs of your windows

Back-Up Power

A buyer's guide to residential standby generators

The East Bend School Fire

The Yadkin County community of East Bend learned some lessons after the beloved school burned down

Old-time jam sessions

Along the Blue Ridge Music Trails

Peace for the soul

The Brunswick Islands welcome generations of travelers