n.c. historical highway marker program

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 has a roadside history lesson.
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The Rise and Fall of a Moonshine Capital

A chance detour leads to one man’s discovery of a once-thriving mill town long lost to the swamplands of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
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Biltmore Insider’s Tour

A behind-the-scenes visit to North Carolina’s grandest home reveals more than the inner workings of a mansion. Four tours illuminate the inner beauty of a bachelor turned family man.
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The Women of the Reynolda House

Reynolda House was the realization of Katherine Smith Reynolds’s vision. But as the care of the home passed into her daughter’s and then granddaughter’s hands, each woman added her indelible mark to the iconic estate.
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Hot Springs

In the mountains, a town gives off a peaceful feeling that’s as healing as its waters.
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Coolmore-Plantation

Tarboro Tradition: Coolmore Plantation

Coolmore Plantation is both a mansion and a museum. But to Joe Spiers, who lives here with his wife, Janet, it is both a connection to his family’s history and a structure that symbolizes his own endurance and strength.
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Southern Pines

A paradise in the pines that once reeled in Northerners seeking fresh air and natural cures now stands as a home for horsemen and golfers and other finer things. For the people who live here, like the author, Southern Pines will always be the place that heals the soul.
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Matthew Lewis

The Great American Photographer: Matthew Lewis

In the 1960s and ’70s, Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Lewis watched one of our nation’s defining eras through his camera lens.
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Stratton Murrell

Cub Reporter

Retired optometrist Stratton Murrell spends his days searching for the truth behind the small treasures that have shaped his native Onslow County, then and now.
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Boone

A hip college town maintains its old-fashioned soul.
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The Life and Art of Miller Pope

The desire to take a risk is in almost all of us. The willingness to follow through is in only a few. Miller Pope made decisions overnight and never regretted one, and in the process created a life full of rewards.
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