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Video Game Chief Pays $15M for Protection of 7,000 North Carolina Acres

Tim Sweeney has just given the largest conservation easement made by a private citizen in the history of North Carolina.

Apple to Build its Third Enormous Solar Farm in North Carolina

Apple this week signed a development agreement with the City of Claremont, which will allow it to build its third massive solar farm in...
emerald found in NC mine

Emerald Bonanza Found By Amateur Diggers in North Carolina Mine

Amateur diggers on a trip to the aging North American Emerald Mine in Hiddenite, N.C., struck gold last week -- actually, emeralds. One couple had...

Good News: Instant Run-off Voting to be Used in North Carolina

On Nov. 2, instant run-off voting, in which voters rank candidates in order of preference, and the winner is picked by tallying second and...
NC emerald photographed by gemologist Cap Beesley

Largest Cut Emerald In North America Found on North Carolina Farm

"An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near corn...

N. Carolina People Are Feeling Better With Free Hugs From Students -Watch

Students took to the streets, handing out free hugs to police officers and strangers at a time when all Americans could use a hug.

Carolina Man To Drive 900 Miles With Truckload of Water for Flint (WATCH)

Following the charity efforts of stars like Pearl Jam, Cher, and The Game, one man in a city far away is joining the ranks...

Viral Photo Shows Two Kids Stopped in the Road to Pay Respects to Fire Department Flag Being Raised

Two kids from North Carolina are being praised for their heartwarming display of reverence earlier this week.

UPS Driver Hailed a Hero for Following His Gut and He Hopes Other Drivers Will Do the Same

If Tom Holland had not been listening to his instincts, he may not have been able to rescue one of his customers during their time of need.

Appalachian Coal Miners Who Lost Their Jobs Are Being Retrained as Beekeepers – for Free

As a means of lifting former coal miners out of poverty, this West Virginia nonprofit is retraining them to be beekeepers.

After Listening to Mom’s Instinct to Buy a Lottery Ticket, Former White House Chef Will Feed Homeless With Winnings

Though Chef Roberto Mendoza has spent his illustrious career serving meals to US presidents and A-list celebrities, he is now using his recent lottery...

Good News in History, February 1

Today is the first day of Black History Month in the United States. It marks the day four black college students began to stage their...

After Days Spent Lost in Freezing Rain, Rescued 3-Year-old Thanks a Bear for Allegedly Keeping Him Safe

This little boy spent two days lost in the woods amidst freezing temperatures and pouring rain – and he allegedly survived thanks to a furry friend.

After He Suffered From String of Bad Luck, Watch Families Open Their Hearts to Crossing Guard

When their beloved crossing guard experienced a string of bad luck, these teachers, students, and staffers all pitched in to show him some love.

Stranger Drives 2,300 Miles So He Can Reunite Beloved Dog With Boy Recovering From Surgery

When an 8-year-old boy recovering from brain surgery expressed how much he missed his dog, a stranger volunteered to make the 2,300-mile journey.

Kidnapper Got More Than He Bargained for When He Chased Woman into Karate Dojo

This alleged kidnapper will probably think twice before attempting to challenge a karate sensei's authority in the future.

Instead of Running, These Inmates Rush to Aid Their Supervisor Who Collapsed From Stroke Along a Roadside

These three inmates could have taken advantage of their security supervisor's medical emergency earlier this week – but instead, they stayed by his side...

Man Donated Hundreds of Thousands of Miles to Strangers, Reuniting Families for the Holidays

And his donation inspired dozens of other frequent fliers to donate their airline miles as well.

Veteran and His Wife Donate All of Their Worldly Possessions to California Firefighters

A compassionate combat veteran and his wife are donating almost all of their worldly possessions to firefighters who were combatting the blaze in Paradise,...

Amidst Bomb Threat Evacuation, NBA Player Stops to Carry Neighbor’s Child Down 46 Flights

When asked for comment about the incident, he simply chuckled, saying: “I'm just a good Samaritan, not a hero.”