August 2017

August 2017

Feature Stories

Forging Artful Tools from Old Iron

A Robeson County blacksmith turns old iron into artful tools.

Scrapbook: Youth Tour 2017

Photos from the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

On the Hunt for Edible Plants

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

How to Put Old Things to Good Use

The best of our reader-submitted photos and stories

Departments

Tar Heel Tidbits

Beat Summer Heat with Watermelon Ice Pops

A Good Read: Goodnight, North Carolina

Make a Solar Eclipse Projection Viewer

See NC by Train (and a Discounted Fare)

New Waterpark Opens in the Outer Banks

Getting to Know: Carolista Fletcher Baum

NC Outdoors

Jerky Made Easy

Carolina Kitchen

Honey Devil’s Food Cake

New York-Style Honey Cheesecake

Green and Gold Okra Summer Salad

Italian Rotisserie Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Key Lime Pound Cake

Digital Extras

Forging Artful Tools from Old Iron

Watch Schneider in action as he crafts functional works of art in his forge.

Scrapbook: Youth Tour 2017

Youth Tour participants took more than just photos — see their GoPro video footage.

Countdown to the Eclipse

Watch Senior Associate Editor Renee Gannon paddle along the whitewaters of the Tuckaseegee River outside of Dillsboro.

Causes of Outages and Blinks

Electric cooperatives are committed to providing reliable, uninterrupted electrical power to their members. But sometimes, storms, car accidents—and even squirrels—can cause power outages.

Make a Solar Eclipse Projection Viewer

Let the pros at NASA walk you through a pinhole projector design to view the upcoming solar eclipse.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Co-op Career

Video: Exploring cooperative career options.

How to Put Old Things to Good Use

We ran out of room in the magazine for all the great entries in Reclaimed & Reused. See more here, including a tire retaining wall and some unique outdoor lights.