In 1964, the inaugural winner of Jeopardy! was a North Carolina native — and her Southern accent may have helped earn her a spot on the taping of the show.
Back in the day
Bred for Success
How the wife of a literary giant became renowned in her own right as one of the nation’s preeminent dairy goat breeders in Flat Rock.
The Unshakable Sisters of New Bern
For most of the Civil War, three sisters lived on the third floor of their New Bern house, refusing to cross paths with the Union troops occupying the property.
Waves of Memory in Asheville
Remembering Walton Street Park and Pool, a once-iconic institution of the city’s Black community.
A Wild Ride: The Manteo-Hatteras Bus Line
Before NC Highway 12, there were three brothers forging their own path in a Ford station wagon.
Off She Goes!
During World War II, more than 1,000 women — the first to fly U.S. military aircraft — contributed to the war effort in the wild blue yonder.
Lady of the River
How one Durham woman helped save the Eno River.
Ain’t That a Kick?
In the 1930s, a Craven County man invented the country’s first “self-kicking machine,” a roadside attraction that became so popular it was even visited by celebrities.
Making the Honor Roll
In 1902, African American educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown founded a groundbreaking school in Sedalia. Today, her legacy lives on.