History

Major Moments in Tar Heel Tennis

When it comes to college basketball, minor league baseball, and professional football, North Carolina’s athletic achievements are well-known. Now, it’s time to serve up another side of our state’s sporting history — tennis.

1940s Series

A Mighty Storm

A late summer hurricane slams the Outer Banks, leaving a path of destruction like nothing North Carolina’s coast has ever seen before.

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The Round That Changed A Town

One afternoon in 1955, six black men played golf on a whites-only course. What happened next pushed Greensboro toward integration and turned a local dentist into a civil rights icon.

History

Founding Fontana

When the United States needed a power source for nuclear weapons research, it turned to the mountains of North Carolina. The only thing that stood in the government’s way: the people living there.

Decades Series

The Miracle of Hickory

When polio strikes children in the Piedmont, doctors, nurses, and volunteers rise to the occasion to build an emergency quarantine hospital.

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The 27th-Inning Stretch

It was root, root, root for whichever team could end the stalemate at this record-breaking game.

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Back in the Day: The Cool Pool

In July 1933, just months after the Tarboro pool opened, the town council hired an industrial refrigeration company to design and install a cooling unit for their new pool.

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