History


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.

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...