The dramatic comebacks, buzzer beaters, and upsets of March Madness have introduced generations of North Carolinians to a host of iconic college basketball players and coaches.
Seeking Peace in Sacred Spaces
We look for comfort within the walls of our spiritual homes — our churches and temples, our synagogues and mosques. One writer finds it in the stillness of three sanctuaries rising from the Triangle area, beckoning us to look up.
The 1960s: How a Silent Vigil Changed Duke University
As the nation mourns the loss of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., college students in Durham take action on campus.
Peahead Walker and the Fake Wake Fib
One of Wake Forest’s most successful football coaches is remembered for winning — and for his colorful personality.
A Weekend Well Spent on Duke University’s Campus
When the students are away, it’s time to play.
A Slice to Remember
When pizza parlors arrived in North Carolina, the checkered tablecloths and warm, garlicky welcome changed downtown eating — and campus life — forever.
Help & Healing
Fifty years ago, a pilot program at Duke University paved the way for a new kind of medical professional. Physician assistants have been helping save lives ever since.
Duke Chapel’s Bell Tower Rings a Joyful Noise
The 50 rhyming, chiming bells of Duke Chapel’s grand carillon have rung out over the university for more than 80 years.
A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots
The only way we could get this motley crew of birds, beasts, and men to pose together was to illustrate them. But the rivalries between these Division I good luck charms are good-natured — we think.