History


One Nation, Again After Johnston’s Surrender

After four years and thousands of lives lost, the war ends. (Volume 5, Part Four)

The Great Lexington Barbecue Cover-Up

Hidden for decades behind a wall in the mayor’s office, the discovery of the town’s oldest barbecue pits is...

Origins of Weird Town Names in North Carolina

Wayne Schmitt, a reader from Concord, asked us, "What is so high about High Point?" His question got us...

Highway Marker Program Puts History on a Stick

The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program, among the first of its kind, ensures that every county in our state...

Johnston’s Last Stand at the Battle of Bentonville

Confederate brigades battle Sherman’s troops in Bentonville. (Volume 5, Part Three)

Now, Voyager: Retracing John Lawson’s Journey

Recalling an early explorer, a canoer seeks the empty spaces in the Carolina coastal marshes.

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...

Sherman’s Final March

The Union lays waste to Fayetteville in its push through the Carolinas. (Volume 5, Part Two)

Why Is There a Bump in the NC/Va Border?

Trace your finger along a map of North Carolina, and you'll notice a slight notch in the border our...