This Month’s Issue:
We had planned to make food a focus of this issue, specifically the type that stirs passions in most all North Carolinians: barbecue. While you will find some great articles to that end, Hurricane Florence called for a change of plans. Effects from the devastating storm will persist for months, but electric co-ops and their response to record power outages provide just one example of how our communities inevitably rise above such hardships.
—Scott Gates, editor