A tenacious architect with a lofty goal turned North Carolina State University into a powerhouse of modernist design.
In the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, LEE Industries plays an integral role in the local furniture-making community, whose proud craftspeople continue a tradition that has been passed down for generations.
Searching for proof in Rutherford County.
Old, forgotten farm buildings hold stories and beg to be explored.
The sound of change is in the air along the North Carolina Coast: The lively music coming out of a black resort community called Seabreeze attracts white audiences eager for something new.
By 1950, The war that defined the previous decade is just a painful memory. The boys have long since come home, and people are moving fast and optimistically toward a bright future.
An audience at a high school in Rocky Mount got an early preview of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic words, “I have a dream.” A long-lost audiotape of that 1962 speech casts new light on the meaning of his famous phrase then — and now.
In the mid-20th century a Greensboro nightclub attracted national acts. Today, it’s the stuff of legend.