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.
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.
From the funky decor to the miniature golf course, nostalgia abounds at this retro motel in Kinston.
An exhibit of photographs in Wilmington powerfully shows the not-too-distant past, and a city where people were segregated, but more similar than they realized.
The pilgrimage to a Pittsboro potter’s studio will change you. Step inside the kiln, tour the workshop, and leave with a new understanding of an old craft.
Carthage: where barbecue meets takeoffs, landings, and stories of skyborne bravery.
Like a message in a bottle, the notes inside the seaside mailbox at Bird Island contain the stories and secrets of those who seek a spiritual connection.
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.