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Favorites 4 Viewpoints 6 More Power 24 Tar Heel Tidbits 25 Where is This? 25 Photo of the Month 26 Carolina Compass 28 NC Outdoors 30 On the House 32 Marketplace 33 Classifieds 34 Carolina Kitchen

On the Cover North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper with their dog, Ben. Read Gov. Cooper’s thoughts on issues important to members of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives on page 8.

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Moving Rural NC Forward Gov. Roy Cooper spoke with us about the economy, broadband access and his focus on rural North Carolina.

Our Piedmont Region Central North Carolina is served by 12 electric co-ops and is home to vibrant art, culinary and recreational scenes.

A Local Record Label with Global Reach Hillsborough-based Yep Roc Records represents NC and international artists.

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Scenes from the Piedmont, in Miniature Model railroaders are bringing local 1950s-era scenes to life.

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