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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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History

Robert Leath MESDA

Filling in the Gaps

Museum workers in Old Salem find unknown objects from the South’s history and search for the story behind them.
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Flood of 1916

Hell and High Water

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.
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In Their Words: The Avett Brothers

Web Exclusive: An oral history of one of America’s most popular bands.
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Morehead-Planetarium

To the Moon, from Chapel Hill

Nearly every U.S. astronaut until 1975 — yes, including Neil, Buzz, John, and Alan — trained at Morehead Planetarium. That’s where they learned to navigate outer space.

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Religion in the Ranks Chapter I of II

Many Christians living in the Confederacy Believe there is little doubt that God is on their side. (Volume 3, Part 1)
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Ready for Takeoff

Go for a ride in the clouds with the men and women who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the impressive work they do opens up before your eyes like the horizon.
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Old Mill of Guilford

Whether they come for necessity or nostalgia, steady customers keep this Oak Ridge landmark in business.
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Sending Christmas Cards to Huck & Hamlet by Joseph Mills

In his new collection, Joseph Mills challenges the stigma of poetry and convinces us to read on.
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A Forgotten Star

Kay Kyser once was the darling of Hollywood, but his name faded from radio charts after he returned to his North Carolina home.
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A Family’s War

Seven men from Alamance County fight under the same flag, not only as soldiers, but also as family.
(Volume 2, Part 12)
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