History

Young Tar Heels Explore Past Through Junior Historian Association

Since 1953, the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association has brought together students across the state. The goal? To learn about — and love — their own patch of North Carolina history.

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Photo Essay: The Carolina Scots

‘Tis true: More people in the state of North Carolina claim Scottish ancestry than currently live in the country of Scotland. In fields, churches, traditions, history books, beaches — and certainly in our surnames — our Scottish connections shine through and live on.

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The History of Charlotte’s WBT Radio Station

Charlotte’s radio powerhouse, WBT, has come a long way from its chicken-coop roots. Today, it remains a reliable companion for loyal listeners.

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Merci Train Boxcar Symbolizes French-American Ties

Following World War II, in recognition of American postwar relief efforts, the people of France sent over boxcars filled with gifts to say “thank you.”

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Records of the Moravians Conserved in Raleigh

The living history of North Carolina’s Moravians still resides in Old Salem, but for a taste of the stories behind the history, head east to the D.H. Hill Library.

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Town Milk Put Tarboro on the Map

As the first city in the country — and perhaps the world — to operate a municipal milk plant, Tarboro set an international example for public health in the early 20th century.

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Jonkonnu Is A Whirl of Song and Dance

Every Christmas, the little-known antebellum tradition of Jonkonnu, found almost nowhere else in North America, comes to life in New Bern.

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Christmas Aboard the USS North Carolina

For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.