Decades Series

The Soundtrack of the Decade

In the 1940s, traditional mountain music gives rise to bluegrass, jazz spreads nationwide, and three North Carolina natives make their mark on American music.


Preserving Piedmont’s Legacy

Charles Quarles has been collecting Piedmont Airlines memorabilia since he was a child and is always on the lookout for a rare find.


Downtown Goldsboro is Flying High

Goldsboro’s downtown is poised for takeoff — boutiques, a taproom, and even a burger-and-sushi joint have all opened in the once-sleepy town center. From airmen passing through to longtime locals, now everyone’s got a place to be a regular.


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.


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.