History


How North Carolina Became ‘Variety Vacationland’

North Carolina is naturally as pretty as a postcard. Still, finding a way to share that beauty with the...

Dolley Madison’s Red Velvet Dress is Our Scarlet Mystery

Dolley Madison was born in Greensboro, and the most famous piece of her wardrobe resides in the city’s museum....

Was North Carolina a Haven for Pirates?

Everybody knows Blackbeard made a habit of roaming North Carolina's shores, but few know the real reasons why.

In Its Heyday, Reynolda House’s Pool Offered a Grand Splash

Under a ceiling of glass, residents of Winston-Salem’s most famous home — and their guests — splashed and played...

Why is Raleigh the Capital of North Carolina?

Raleigh wasn't always the capital of North Carolina. The story of how it became our state's seat of government...

Are the Tar and Pamlico Rivers the Same River?

There's a distinct line that divides the Tar and Pamlico rivers, but many don't even realize that the two...

Preservation Efforts Continue Full Steam Ahead at NC Train Stations

The setting for many a joyful arrival or weepy departure, where riders clutched boxed lunches, duffle bags, and vanity...

Wagons Ho! A Look at the Daniel Boone Wagon Train

The brave North Carolinians who followed in Daniel Boone’s footsteps with wagons and livestock could’ve done it in cars...

Secrets of Sunny Point

Most everyone in Brunswick County knows about Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the country’s largest ammunition port. But hardly...