History & Religion

textiles feature

Textiles Keep Spinning

An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.

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wright bros feature

Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

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

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Troutman Homecoming

The Troutman family tree has deep roots in Iredell County — as well as 11 generations’ worth of branches. For more than a century, the family has celebrated its lineage with a birthday party that brings Troutmans here from down the road and across the country.

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Bodie Lighthouse Feature

Drawn to the Light

Dozens of lighthouse keepers and their families have called Bodie Island Lighthouse home. Hundreds of those keepers’ descendants returned to see the newly renovated beacon, share stories of living on the island, and take in the view that once belonged only to them.
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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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Quiet Reflections

From Vision to View

Creating this peaceful mountain retreat took perseverance, determination, and lots of faith.
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God's Acre

In the Communion of the Saints: The Salem Moravian Graveyard

In God’s Acre, a Moravian graveyard in Winston-Salem, status and race are not factors for burial sites. The church’s postmortem rituals decree that in death, we are all equal.
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James Johnston Pettigrew: A Scholar in the Civil War

One of the state’s foremost scholars finds his purpose is not in books but on the battlefield. (Volume 3, Part 8)
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Church Cookbooks

The Church Cookbook

For so many in North Carolina, compiling or contributing to a church cookbook is another way to serve.
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Bill Smith

The Presbyterians Had Layer Cakes … The Catholics Had Kibbe

Award-winning Chef Bill Smith remembers church suppers, and growing up the child of a Presbyterian and a Catholic.
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