Decades Series

Land of Blue Smoke

With the creation of the Qualla Boundary comes conflict — between two men determined to lead the Eastern band of Cherokee and within the tribe itself.

History

William Byrd’s Burn Book

William Byrd II of Virginia was one of the surveyors in charge of physically drawing the North Carolina/Virginia state line. He was not, however, a fan of North Carolinians, as his writings reveal.

History

Remote or Knott

People sometimes ask, “Where am I?” when they reach Knotts Island. Usually, they’re serious.

History

The Border That Binds Us

Jerry and Irene Helms met while working at Carowinds. The park crosses over both Carolina borders, and – almost – holds more significance than amusement.

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