NC Fostering Community One Pint At A Time: Meet L.A. McCrae By Charlie Shelton & Frank Stasio • Dec 11, 2017 Courtesy of L.A. McCrae For L.A. McCrae, beer is a ministry. She owns Black Star Line Brewing Company – the first black-owned brewery in Western North Carolina. What Will North Carolina Look Like In 2050? By Xernay Aniwar & Frank Stasio • Oct 27, 2017 Nan Palmero / Flickr - Creative Commons -https://flic.kr/p/qJPZEL For years North Carolina has been one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. This growth has had a profound impact on the state’s environment, government and economy.