History


The Man and Plan Behind
Research Triangle Park

Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look...

Textiles Keep Spinning at Unifi

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

The Story of the Tobacco Industry in
North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina....

The Wright Brothers’ Legacy Endures in North Carolina

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning. (Volume 4, Part 8)

Camp Greene

Before it was a financial center, a boomtown, a skyscraper city, Charlotte was a quiet collection of churches and...

North Carolina Is The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the...

North Carolina Moonshine Gets a Modern Twist

Today’s distillers represent the latest in a long and storied history of North Carolina whiskey makers. Using the same...

Thunder Road

The heart-racing, thrill-seeking, breathtaking story of North Carolina’s favorite roller coaster.