Feature Stories

Alternatives to carpet

New products made from wool, seagrass and recycled materials last long and are earth-friendly

Sun-dried Laundry

Returning to those sunny days when we let our clothes out to dry

Co-op Nation

Their national meeting energizes electric cooperative delegates

Crushing the Tuscarora

Colonial militia vanquished eastern North Carolina’s most powerful natives 300 years ago

On the road to more energy-efficient lighting

Emerging technologies that will make indoor and outdoor lighting more efficient.

Swimming in savings

More efficient pumps can cut pool operating costs


Photography by Ty Brueilly

Open a Mind, Touch a Heart

Storytellers continue a North Carolina tradition


How Ocracoke learned that one of its own went down with his ship off North Carolina’s coast during World War II

Not your mom’s chlorine bleach

From patios to laundry to teeth, oxygen bleach cleans naturally and safely

Clearing the air

All about air filters for your home

Carolina Country Scenes 2013

A gallery of your favorite photos

A Rescue in Less Than 3 Minutes

Linemen Leonard Person and Kenny Simmons did it faster than anyone.