Philip Gerard

Gerard was the author of Our State’s Civil War series. He has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous other magazines, and is the author of two historical novels set in North Carolina. He currently teaches in the department of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Decades Series

The Soundtrack of the Decade

In the 1940s, traditional mountain music gives rise to bluegrass, jazz spreads nationwide, and three North Carolina natives make their mark on American music.

Decades Series

The Liberty Armada

When America went to war in 1941, the Navy turned to Wilmington to provide ships. The city’s response helped secure victory for the allies and left a lasting mark on the North Carolina coast.

Decades Series

The 1940s: The Decade of Transformation

North Carolina began the 1940s as a mainly rural, isolated state hit hard by the Great Depression. But by the end of the decade, it was a different kind of state: one we recognize as our home.

Hotels & Inns

Mother Earth Motor Lodge

From the funky decor to the miniature golf course, nostalgia abounds at this retro motel in Kinston.

History

History: The Great Oyster War

In 1890, tensions between native Ocracokers and marauding outsiders came to a head. At the center of the conflict? A small but valuable shellfish.

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