There’s another side to this Cumberland County city long known for military order: resilience, adaptability, and an endless capacity for reinvention.
The setting for many a joyful arrival or weepy departure, where riders clutched boxed lunches, duffle bags, and vanity cases, train stations across the state nearly fell into obsolescence. Now, these architectural and sentimental jewels are back on track, for viewing, celebrating, and, of course, catching a train.
Whether beachgoers, homeowners, or storm trackers, North Carolinians know better than to be complacent about hurricanes.
N.C. Highway 115 meanders for 72 miles, from Charlotte to North Wilkesboro. It’s not the fastest way to get to the hills from the big city, but for travelers in search of the back-roads story of where we came from, it’s the better way.
Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
A strange superlative reflects the lifeblood of this eastern NC town.
A professor, determined to unearth a 16th-century culture buried in Morganton’s foothills, discovers the first Spanish fort in the interior United States.