History

How Jennette’s Pier Became the People’s Pier

Jennette’s Pier has been built up and knocked down numerous times throughout the years, yet it steadfastly still stands today as a social hub for all on the Outer Banks.

History

How the Great Fire of 1934 Changed Wrightsville Beach

More than 80 years ago, fierce winds whipped flames through the town of Wrightsville Beach, forever changing the look of this oceanside community.

History

The Heyday of May Day

Before prom queens came May Queens, and at North Carolina women’s colleges, May Day celebrations captivated audiences statewide.

History

How a Group of Students Saved Crowders Mountain

In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.

History

Etta Baker’s Blues Legacy in North Carolina

Born on March 31, 1913, Etta Baker might not be a common household name across America, but her music’s influence continues to shape generations of musicians across genres. We’re celebrating her birthday this week by revisiting her legacy.

History

A Museum in Old Salem Tells Our Settlers’ Tales

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem celebrates the tools and trades that pioneers brought with them to North Carolina’s backcountry.

History

Photo Essay: Reliving the Revolution through Reenactment in Guilford County

On a cold March day in 1781, a quiet backcountry farming community in Guilford County became the site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution. Today, the bravery of the soldiers who fought for our country’s independence is honored with a powerful reenactment.

History

The Woven History of Biltmore Industries’ Homespun Shop

At the height of its success, Biltmore Industries’ woolen homespun had fans around the world. Yet its story is woven deeply into the fabric of Asheville.