As war tensions ratchet up, the Marine Corps needs a training ground on the East Coast, and the military finds what it’s looking for near Jacksonville.
North Carolina’s wartime governor takes office with a desire to help the state he loves.
For three decades, the tobacco town of Kinston was known as a hothouse for musical talent. Teachers and their students dazzled audiences with their jazz, swing, and R&B jams, giving rise to a new American sound: funk.
During World War I, children in North Carolina united in a statewide search for peach pits, walnut shells, and hickory nut shells.
Edenton, a former port town on Albemarle Sound, has been called one of America’s prettiest towns. Its rich history makes it a true North Carolina treasure.
An experiment with innovative teachers and a nontraditional curriculum yields a controversial educational experience.
In historic cemeteries across the state, North Carolinians from all walks of life lie bound by the earth to their Carolina home.
Mildred the Bear loved Fig Newtons, orange soda, and long walks with her best friend Hugh Morton.
Whether they’re public or private, colleges or elementary schools, North Carolina’s educational institutions are some of the most noteworthy in the country.