As the racism of the Jim Crow era comes to a head, the push for equality gains momentum. In North Carolina and across the South, the seeds of the civil rights movement take root.
In 1899, Erasmus Midgett saved 10 people from a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast — and started a family tradition.
Amid the rise of autos and airplanes, a Wilmington-based railroad company struggles to hold on, supported by passionate advocates until the last passenger train leaves the station.
How a soldier rescued a Burmese python from a dinner table during the Vietnam War and brought it back to North Carolina.
Kannapolis native Dale Earnhardt turned his racing talent into the stuff of legend.
High Point Market attracts furniture makers from around the world. But there’s a lot of local pride there, too. Every year, Conover-based LEE Industries connects local artisans, dealers, and retailers to celebrate furnishings that are proudly made here in North Carolina.
As commercial aviation captures the public’s imagination, conditions are just right for a North Carolina airline — born and bred in Winston-Salem — to take off.
In the 1950s and ’60s, the Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree brought dancing, fish fries, and elaborate costumes to the Outer Banks each spring — until things got a little too rowdy.
Joseph Winters brought some of the biggest musical acts of the past century to Raleigh — and helped bridge the gap in a segregated city.