From the Wright Brothers’ first flight to the Greensboro Four sit-in, the disappearance of the Lost Colony to the construction of Biltmore Estate, history happens here in North Carolina. These kinds of stories from North Carolina’s history are abundant, surprising, and revolutionary.

That’s why we’re introducing a new weekly email newsletter in 2017 that features one stunning story from our state’s history from that week’s past. Sign up below to begin receiving this email each Monday. Let’s get to exploring.

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