The decade blows in with a series of winter storms that threaten to incapacitate the High Country. But residents are resilient — and the rest of the state mobilizes to help.
The 1960s: A Dynamic Decade
Momentum has been building, and by the early 1960s, the payoff is clear: Now in the national spotlight, North Carolina enters an era of action and activism.
If You Give a Kid a Goat Cart
A discovery of archival photographs begged the question: Did everyone have a goat cart in the 1930s?
The 1950s: The Art of the Impossible
North Carolina’s investment in a public art collection opens minds, enriches the lives of citizens, and creates a home for the state’s cultural aspirations.
Fergus’ Ark vs. USS North Carolina
On October 2, 1961, the USS North Carolina hit Fergus’ Ark seafood restaurant while docking in Wilmington.
The 1950s: The Shape of Things to Come
Three universities, dozens of movers and shakers, one singular vision: Research Triangle Park charts a new course for North Carolina, proving that a simple idea can become a grand reality.
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.
Remembering Winston-Salem’s Swimmin’ Hole
Crystal Lake opened in 1925 and was a welcome reprieve from the summer heat — and only slightly dangerous.
The 1950s: UNC On The Air
The state’s first educational TV station delivers wisdom over the airwaves, from the classroom to viewers’ living rooms.