Black Mountain College feature

The Mythic School of the Mountain: Black Mountain College

Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
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History

Railroads

The Iron Lifeline

The outcome of the war relies on the strength of the state’s railroads. (Volume 3, Part 11)
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John Andringa

The Most Patriotic Man in North Carolina

Americans love Old Glory. We proudly wave it, pledge our allegiance to it, and honor it as often as possible. But no one loves our flag more than John Andringa.
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Veterans

They Are Everywhere

North Carolina has one of the largest populations of veterans in America. Here, combat veterans are chronicling their experiences to create what may be a new genre of 21st-century literature. Our poet laureate shares how he teaches veterans to tell their stories, and what he is learning about combat in the process.
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Pineland

Patriots of Pineland

“Battles” waged in backyard theaters of war across central North Carolina help prepare U.S. Army Special Forces students for dangerous missions, but they couldn’t do it without residents filling the roles of guerrilla fighters.
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Seabreeze

Oceanside Divide

A small strip of land near Wilmington entertained thousands of visitors — some famous — during the Jim Crow era in North Carolina.
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honor guards

An Honor to Serve

Rowan County veterans salute comrades a final time with ceremonies befitting their service to our country.
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Jennifer Watlington

Sending a Message

When Jennifer Watlington couldn’t find greeting cards for veterans in her hometown, Reidsville, she created her own.
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Purple Heart

For Their Service and Sacrifice

Wounded veterans share a common bond. At dinners held across North Carolina honoring Purple Heart recipients, they share even more. They share their stories.
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K9 Veterans

Dogs of War

After they complete their military service, K9 veterans find respect, admiration, and plenty of snuggle time from adoptive families.
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purple-heart

Salute a Veteran

Contribute a personal essay to honor a veteran in this reader story collection.
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