Keepers of the Light: North Carolina’s Linemen

It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago...

The History of the Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.

Freedom Nears for Slaves

The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)

Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most...

During the Civil War, Sisters of Mercy Provide Medical Attention

Nuns from the North travel south to nurse the sick and comfort the dying. (Volume 4, Part 9)

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.