Feature Stories

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

Famous North Carolinians

Museums showcase folks who made good

After the light went on

General manager Tony Herrin retires this month after more than 30 years with Union Power Cooperative.

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

More jewels for the crown

Since 2000, North Carolina has added 8 places to the state park system


Now you can publish your own book as an e-book

Decoration Day at Garden Creek

Saying goodbye to a cemetery

Heritage with a heart

New trails link African-American history and culture

Fly zones

Aviation enthusiasts will find lots to explore in North Carolina


Art by Lisa Autry

Goat milk soap

Photography by Ashley Fetner

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