The Final Voyage of the Agnes E. Fry

In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.


The Story of Texas Pete

The hot sauce’s name might be an homage to The Lone Star State, but Texas Pete has always been a Winston-Salem staple.


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.


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.


The Heyday of May Day

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


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.


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.


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.