In the late 1800s, this area was the booming, industrial heart of the city. Factories and mills lined the banks along the French Broad River, producing everything from fabric and flour to crackers and ice. Those businesses have long since faded away. But the district's creative spirit never died.
In our state, the ACC isn’t about one school or one player or one game. To name one brings memories of another, and then another. Collectively, those performances and those people and those institutions from North Carolina form the heartbeat of a sport that expands well beyond our boundaries.