In 1890, tensions between native Ocracokers and marauding outsiders came to a head. At the center of the conflict? A small but valuable shellfish.
Moonshine once flowed through Wilkes, Davie, and Davidson counties, ferried by daring drivers in fast cars. Drive these narrow, winding roads for a taste of the area’s outlaw past.
Sure, there are faster ways to get where you’re going. But why pass up the opportunity to cross Hertford’s one-of-a-kind swing bridge?
An instrument that’s come to sound distinctly like the North Carolina mountains claims a long history in faraway lands.
Planted squarely between a river and an ocean, Wilmington’s relative isolation inspired a thriving artistic community.
A pair of celebrated North Carolina writers pay homage to the pleasures of lifting a platen.
An organization in Hillsborough preserves the music of the South by supporting the artists who make it.
A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina’s role in the Civil War.
After four years and thousands of lives lost, the war ends. (Volume 5, Part Four)