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The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.
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History

Loray Strike

The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia

Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
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Bill Guthridge

Walking Through the Hall with a Legend

The achievements chronicled at the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame elicit “Where were you?” queries from older generations, and “Who’s that?” exclamations from young fans. Coach Bill Guthridge has an answer to both questions: That’s him on the sidelines.
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Historic Kitchen

Historic Kitchens

These historic kitchens, photographed by Emily Chaplin for the February issue, represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.
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The Big Freeze

The Big Freeze

For about 10 days in 1917 and 1918, the waters from the Great Dismal Swamp to the Outer Banks iced over, trapping humans, animals, and boats. Eastern N.C. lay paralyzed, waiting for the thaw.
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Civil War Monument

Gettysburg

The bodies of thousands of Confederate soldiers lie stretched across a battlefield in Pennsylvania, and the smell of death — and defeat — lingers in the air. (Volume 4, Part 1)

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Alice Irby Woman's College

A Place of Distinction: Woman’s College in Greensboro

Alice Irby’s academic journey symbolizes an era of liberation for thousands of like-minded women at Woman’s College in Greensboro.
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Photo Gallery: Greensboro’s Woman’s College

See our gallery of historical photos from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina.
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The Invincible Ironclad

One man builds a warship that seems unsinkable, and his sworn enemy vows to destroy it. (Volume 3, Part 12)
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David Moore

A City, Beneath

A professor, determined to unearth a 16th-century culture buried in Morganton’s foothills, discovers the first Spanish fort in the interior United States.
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Warsaw Veterans Day Celebration

Tour of a Higher Calling

Warsaw’s Veterans Day Celebration inspires a tradition of service and gratitude.
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