History


Saving the Battleship North Carolina

Destined to be scrapped, the Battleship North Carolina got its reprieve in 1958, thanks to a statewide effort that...

Fire Horse Fred

For 165 years, the state’s oldest chartered fire department has collected plenty of tales worth telling. Fire Horse Fred...

Deluxe Playground

In the early to mid-20th century, North Carolina was a popular hunting destination for wealthy sportsmen. Among the many...

Valle Crucis

Visitors flock to Valle Crucis for its mountain beauty and historic charm. Underneath the obvious appeal, however, lies a...

On Top of the World

For more than 50 years, Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has challenged millions of visitors to abandon solid...

Bath: North Carolina’s First Town

With enough imagination, you can see the Bath that Blackbeard saw when he sailed into North Carolina’s first town...

Cherokee

In the Great Smoky Mountains, a story of survival, endurance, and identity unfolds through the Eastern Band of the...

Women Writers of Hayti

A literary tour of Durham’s Hayti district uncovers the creative expression of dozens of African-American authors during the Jim...

Red Clay Culture

In central North Carolina, red clay is the sod beneath our feet, the bed from which nourishment springs, a...