March 2012

North Carolina: The Golden State

Two centuries ago, a young boy’s accidental discovery in Cabarrus County led to the first gold rush in the United States. For 50 years, North Carolina led the nation in gold production and gave a young country a new kind of wealth.

Seriously Funny

An Army veteran found his talent in art, and a chance meeting led to an award-winning second career drawing newspaper comics in Charlotte. Through his cartoons, Eugene Payne forced the nation to rethink key political issues.

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