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...

The Fabric of Elkin: The Chatham Manufacturing Company

Thanks to the Chatham Manufacturing Company, the history of Elkin is defined by a single cozy object: the Chatham...

The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)

History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina's latest digital collection:...

The South’s Gibraltar: Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher endures a punishing barrage by an armada from the North. (Volume 4, Part 11)