William Byrd II of Virginia was one of the surveyors in charge of physically drawing the North Carolina/Virginia state line. He was not, however, a fan of North Carolinians, as his writings reveal.
On This Golf Course, Both Carolinas Are in Bounds
On Calabash’s Farmstead Golf Links, golfers can tee off in South Carolina and putt in North Carolina — on the same hole.
The Short, Remarkable Life of Shelly Island
For a few short months, it was the hottest new tourist attraction on the Outer Banks.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
You had one job, royal surveyors.
Remote or Knott
People sometimes ask, “Where am I?” when they reach Knotts Island. Usually, they’re serious.
The Border That Binds Us
Jerry and Irene Helms met while working at Carowinds. The park crosses over both Carolina borders, and - almost - holds more significance than amusement.
That Time When North Carolina & Georgia Went to War
The Walton War was fought over land that nobody wanted and that Georgia’s militia couldn’t even reach.
The Gas Station That Switched States
The gas station stayed in place, but its address shifted North.
How a Tar Heel Moonshiner Got Away with Murder (in 1892)
Spoiler alert: The loophole that he used has since been closed.