The most popular club at some North Carolina high schools is nearly a century old, but it’s as relevant as ever. Energized and optimistic, members of the Future Farmers of America are shaping the state’s agricultural path forward — not just in fields, but in labs and offices, too.
Fraser firs may be the big tree on campus at lots across the state, but on Down East cut-your-own farms, cedar, cypress, and pine are the trees that growers vote most likely to succeed.
A Morehead City business spends nearly a year making each custom-built boat that bears its brand.
A locally owned pharmacy in Greensboro takes care of its customers the old-fashioned way.
Once people had their first taste of cold drinks in Wilmington in the late 1800s, they couldn’t forget that refreshing coolness, and the ice industry was born. Today, only a fraction of it lingers in the Port City.
This native vine, with intricate flowers and pods that pop, grows in every county in the state.
These native grasses are pretty accents and tough defenders.
Perhaps the most important part of the dining experience — the middle step — is the least recognized. The invisible men and women who care for our food before it reaches the restaurant are largely forgotten. For nearly 60 years, Southern Foods in Greensboro has been delivering the best meats, cheeses, and chocolates. And we never knew.
The smell is only the start of this plant’s story.