Eleanor Spicer Rice

Eleanor Spicer Rice earned her Ph.D. in entomology at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City.

Home & Garden

To Bee Rather Than to Seem

Is North Carolina’s state insect, the honey bee, worthy of the royal treatment it receives?

History

Keepers of the Light: North Carolina’s Linemen

It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago that much of our state lay in darkness. Our thanks to the linemen who faced — and continue to face — sleepless nights, dizzying heights, and the constant peril of electrocution to give us power through the simple act of flipping a switch.

Life

Blue Crabs’ Secret

North Carolina fishermen look to the moon to unlock secrets of the natural world.

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