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Why is Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem?

Many are surprised to learn that Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, more than 100 miles west of the town of Wake Forest. While the university got its start as a college in Wake Forest, its move to the Triad is a historic one.
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Now, Voyager: Retracing John Lawson’s Journey

Recalling an early explorer, a canoer seeks the empty spaces in the Carolina coastal marshes.
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Sherman’s Final March

The Union lays waste to Fayetteville in its push through the Carolinas. (Volume 5, Part Two)
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Why Is There a Bump in the N.C./Va. Border?

Trace your finger along a map of North Carolina, and you’ll notice a slight notch in the border our state shares with Virginia. It might be little, but it has a mighty story to tell.
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The Fabric of Elkin: The Chatham Manufacturing Company

Thanks to the Chatham Manufacturing Company, the history of Elkin is defined by a single cozy object: the Chatham blanket.

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The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)
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A Ray of Light at Currituck Lighthouse

For 10 years, Meghan Agresto has lived 40 steps from the 140-year-old Currituck Beach Lighthouse, making certain its light never fails.
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Goliath Falls: Attacks Waged Against Fort Fisher

The battle of Fort Fisher signals doom for the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 12)
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History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.
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The South’s Gibraltar: Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher endures a punishing barrage by an armada from the North. (Volume 4, Part 11)

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