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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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Celebrating 80 Years: Pages Past

See inside some of the earliest pages of Our State in this special 80th anniversary photo gallery.
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Celebrating 80 Years: A Cover Gallery

View a gallery of Our State covers through the years.
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Renaissance Man

In 86 years of life in North Carolina, Billy Arthur has pretty much done it all.

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Jacob Raymer

Writing the War

A Catawba County native becomes a trusted correspondent in a time when battle stories are sensational. (Volume 3, Part 5)
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Dr. Thad Wester

The Generator Society of Bald Head Island

Nineteen families found a raw barrier island in the 1970s and made it theirs. They took advantage of the hardscrabble, primitive playground that was Bald Head Island and developed a vision for this place that still holds true.
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Capt. Ernie Foster

The Men Who Reinvented Fishing

Capt. Ernie Foster is likely the last captain in the original family of sport fishing — his father started the first charter boat in North Carolina in 1937. Now this Hatteras captain works to keep the family fleet that fishes for fun in harmony with neighbors who fish for profit.
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From Fire, Light

How can a singular beacon represent so much? Our seven lighthouses powerfully reflect our own values — of innovation, endurance, and strength.
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Fastest Monkey in the World

The biggest, tallest, truest tale in NASCAR history happened in 1953 on a half-mile dirt track in Hickory. A monkey named Jocko Flocko beat 26 other drivers to take home the checkered flag.
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William Augustus Parvin

The Getaway

A Yankee fighting for the South is taken as a prisoner of war. (Volume 3, Part 4)
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War in the Water

During World War II, coastal residents turned out their lights and waited in silence for German U-boats to sink another ship. The submarines lurking in the Atlantic crippled the coast with fear and claimed nearly 5,000 lives.
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