History

Asheville’s Fortress of Art: The Biltmore Estate

A top-secret scheme during World War II made a room at Biltmore a hidden vault for our nation’s most valuable works of art.

History

The Man and Plan Behind
Research Triangle Park

Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look ahead, to lead. Today, his vision continues to guide our world-famous research park.

History

The Story of the Tobacco Industry in
North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.

History

The Afterlives of the Dead

Faced with the cruel realities of war, survivors must change their approaches to mourning. (Volume 4, Part 8)

History

Camp Greene

Before it was a financial center, a boomtown, a skyscraper city, Charlotte was a quiet collection of churches and cotton mills. All of that changed during World War I, when the city played host to a military training camp.

History

North Carolina Is The Good Road State

The story of how our roads went from muddy wagon trails to the largest state-maintained highway system in the country.