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The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.
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Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

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Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.
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Sisters of Mercy

Nuns from the North travel south to nurse the sick and comfort the dying. (Volume 4, Part 9)
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A Man, a Plan, a Park: Founding the Research Triangle Park

Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look ahead, to lead. Today, his vision continues to guide our world-famous research park.
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Textiles Keep Spinning

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

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Tobacco Soldiers On: The Story of the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.
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Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

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The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning. (Volume 4, Part 8)
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Camp Greene

Before it was a financial center, a boomtown, a skyscraper city, Charlotte was a quiet collection of churches and cotton mills. All of that changed during World War I, when the city played host to a military training camp.
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The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the country.
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