Feature Stories

The Buzz on Our Bees

How I learned to get along with honeybees

A seed that grew deep roots

North Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service at 100—Part 1

Window film Q & A

Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more

Decoration Day at Garden Creek

Saying goodbye to a cemetery

Heritage with a heart

New trails link African-American history and culture

Metal roofing

Metal roofing can cool your energy expenses and last longer than traditional roofing

Hiring an energy contractor

Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit

Hot options

When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter

Free as a bird

Help yourself to North Carolina’s heavenly host

Well water is your responsibility

If you rely on a well or spring for your water, you should have it tested yearly

Seal it up

Looking for leaks and sealing them pays off in energy cost savings

Energy-saving HVAC systems

Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options

Where the wild things are

Get up close to animals in the Piedmont and the mountains