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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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Liberty, KY

Liberty and nice places? Apples to apples. This is a town where kindness and friendliness are as classic as their...


Pocahontas, AR

When record-breaking floodwaters had levees on the cusp of failing, Weitkamp Farms was at major risk of losing the entire...


Raymond, MN

There's no shortage of civic activity in Raymond, where veterans are hailed as heroes and patriotism is at an all...


Berwick, ME

Berwick is just a short trip away from the Maine and New Hampshire border, but one thing they're not on...


DeLand, FL

With a downtown filled with as much character as nearby Disney World, some might call DeLand a fantasy land. Or...


Golden Hills Addition in Wichita, KS

As the name suggest, Golden Hills abides by one very admirable golden rule: look out for each other. And that...


Seaside, OR

If big-city bustle with small-town heart is what you're searching for, look no further than the beach town of Seaside,...


Banks, ID

The perfect reprieve for the down-to-earth, Banks' overwhelming calming effect isn't just due to it's wonderful scenery, but the country...

Meridian, ID

For a true demonstration of our deepest American values, look no further than the town of Meridian. The residents of...


Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, UT

The folk over at Best Friends Sanctuary more than live up to the animal rescue's name, providing care for countless...


Sauk Centre, MN

Welcome to Sauk Centre, a city with a cordial history and contemporary reputation to match. While it's famously known as...


Apple Canyon Lake, IL

Apple Canyon Lake is as full of whimsy as the name suggests. Overflowing with foliage and wildlife, the real magic...


Leon & Lulu in Clawson, MI

A true shopper's delight, Leon and Lulu is much more than a retail outlet but a place where customers become...


Door County, WI

Head north through Wisconsin and you'll find that Cheesehead country is as rich as it's namesake, if residents of the...


Lion’s Passage in Leo, IN

Like the roving buffalo that surround their neighborhood, the residents of Lion's Passage are always mindful of their flock. From...


Jamestown, TN

Jamestown, Tennessee, a rural mountain town, is the county seat for Fentress County and the perfect place to raise a...

This Entire Town Helped Save a Farm from a Historic Flood

When floodwaters threatened our farm’s harvest, dozens donated their time and trucks to help out.