Hillsborough collector Joe Crews sought to preserve a Union soldier’s identity. In the process, he discovered his own.
A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina’s role in the Civil War.
After four years and thousands of lives lost, the war ends. (Volume 5, Part Four)
Hidden for decades behind a wall in the mayor’s office, the discovery of the town’s oldest barbecue pits is jogging a city’s collective memory.
Wayne Schmitt, a reader from Concord, asked us, “What is so high about High Point?” His question got us thinking: What are the stories behind weird town names in North Carolina?
The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program, among the first of its kind, ensures that every county in our state has a roadside history lesson.
Confederate brigades battle Sherman’s troops in Bentonville. (Volume 5, Part Three)
Recalling an early explorer, a canoer seeks the empty spaces in the Carolina coastal marshes.
Many are surprised to learn that Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, more than 100 miles west of the town of Wake Forest. While the university got its start as a college in Wake Forest, its move to the Triad is a historic one.