History


Learning to Fly: A Conversation with The Wright Brothers Author David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talks with Our State about the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

Why Are There Two Styles of NC Barbecue?

Eastern-style or Lexington-style barbecue? You know what you like, but do you know how they both came to be?...

Years After World War II, Divers Explore Wreck Site of U-352

When the German submarine U-352 was sunk during World War II, no one knew if its remains would ever...

Wild Winds: A History of Hurricanes That Hit North Carolina

Whether beachgoers, homeowners, or storm trackers, North Carolinians know better than to be complacent about hurricanes.

Why is North Carolina Called
“The Tar Heel State”?

North Carolina's nickname, "The Tar Heel State," is inextricably linked to the people who've called this place home.

High Point Market Sees Century-Long Revolution

Furniture design is ever-changing. The same is true of the High Point Market, now in its second century of...

Tailor-Made For Perfection

From a medieval helmet to Johnny Reb’s bayonet, a Salisbury craftsman — forger, tailor, tanner — is dedicated to...

Civil War Relic Hunting with Joe Crews

Hillsborough collector Joe Crews sought to preserve a Union soldier's identity. In the process, he discovered his own.

Writer Philip Gerard Relives the Civil War

A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina's role in the Civil...