History

The Collard Capers

The annual tradition of Collard-Stealing Night brought joy to a generation of mischievous Pender County youth, who hoped to get more than just a tasty meal from their neighbors.

1940s Series

The Liberty Armada

When America went to war in 1941, the Navy turned to Wilmington to provide ships. The city’s response helped secure victory for the allies and left a lasting mark on the North Carolina coast.

Decades Series

The 1940s: The Decade of Transformation

North Carolina began the 1940s as a mainly rural, isolated state hit hard by the Great Depression. But by the end of the decade, it was a different kind of state: one we recognize as our home.

History

Tales of a Traveling Library

On the back roads of Madison County, a woman and her trusty bookmobile delivered a passion for reading to the area’s most remote residents.

History

Supper with the Cherokee Trio: Corn, Beans, and Squash

The Cherokee trio of corn, beans, and squash have long been grown together for a more robust harvest and superior flavor. But that doesn’t mean you’ll see them all on one plate. (Well, maybe, if you know where to look.)

History

Ramblin’ Man: The Coharie Queen

Joyce Locklear knows the tribe’s dances because she danced them. She knows its struggles because she lived them. She knows the next generation because she taught them.

History

The Man Who Built Charlotte

Hugh McColl — always brash, bold, and thinking big — reshaped the banking industry in the United States, and turned a medium-size city into a metropolis. And he’s not done yet.

History

Livingstone College Kicked Off a Football Tradition

A game played by Livingstone College in Salisbury and Biddle University in Charlotte — now Johnson C. Smith University — was the first football game between black colleges in United States history.

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