History

Rocky Mount’s Dream Discovery

Months before Martin Luther King Jr. made his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, he spoke those iconic words at a school in Rocky Mount.

Life

Adventures with Toad & Wee: I, BookBot

The Hunt Library at NC State University has books, sure. Yet simply being in the soaring, futuristic building is enough to make your imagination take flight.

Life

Alleghany County’s Fearless Flyers

For a pair of pilots with thousands of miles under their belts, flying a 1946 airplane from coast to coast proved that they could overcome any obstacle.

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.

Life

Meet the Maker: Walker Banjos

The twang of banjos and the buzz of power tools have filled the Kinston home of luthier Marvin Walker for nearly 30 years. The fruits of his labor are stringed works of art that he often gives away to lucky — and usually unsuspecting — musicians.

Life

We Live Here: For the Kids

For 21 years, children in Halifax County have had help reaching their fullest potential, thanks to an after-school center and its passionate director.

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