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A Town of Champions

A paper mill and its workers helped build the town of Canton and paved the way for innovation.

Jars, irons, cigars, and churns?

How thousands of random items ended up together in a museum in Murfreesboro.

The Sweet Potato Band

A group climbs the charts and carries the state vegetable’s good name with it on the way.

Uncle Joe and The Turkey Bowl

For decades in a backyard in Chapel Hill, there was a post-Thanksgiving meal tradition: football. A game in which...

Old Salem

When Winston and Salem became Winston-Salem, a rustic town of Germanic origins could have been lost to time and...

Saying Grace

It’s a simple gesture to say thank you. But how we express those words and the reasons we utter...

Here She Is

In 75 years, the Miss North Carolina Pageant has transformed from a swimsuit contest into a scholarship contest....

Indivisible: Chang and Eng Bunker

Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker tour the world fascinating audiences. After a life in the limelight, they settle...

North Carolina’s Sweet Potato Queen

One teacher and a group of fourth graders in Wilson believed we needed a state vegetable. So they wrote...