Fort Fisher endures a punishing barrage by an armada from the North. (Volume 4, Part 11)
It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago that much of our state lay in darkness. Our thanks to the linemen who faced — and continue to face — sleepless nights, dizzying heights, and the constant peril of electrocution to give us power through the simple act of flipping a switch.
In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.
The slave trade in North Carolina thrives, despite the impending demise of the Confederacy. (Volume 4, Part 10)
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.
Nuns from the North travel south to nurse the sick and comfort the dying. (Volume 4, Part 9)
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.
An innovative recycled yarn brings hope to a recovering industry.
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.