History

NC Primer: Arrgh State

North Carolina remembers its most fearsome pirate — and one who tried his best, bless his heart.

Decades Series

Field of Dreams

At a rural crossroads in Halifax County, black farmers chart a new destiny for their families through the Tillery resettlement program.

History

The History of North Carolina Surfing

What began as a would-be surfer’s dream more than a century ago has become a reality for wave riders up and down the North Carolina coast. It’s a history written on the water by generations of surfers with a shared passion.

History

Back in the Day: First in Surf

More than a century ago, Wrightsville Beach became the first successful community to bring surfing, a popular West Coast sport, to the East Coast.

Decades Series

Land of Blue Smoke

With the creation of the Qualla Boundary comes conflict — between two men determined to lead the Eastern band of Cherokee and within the tribe itself.

History

William Byrd’s Burn Book

William Byrd II of Virginia was one of the surveyors in charge of physically drawing the North Carolina/Virginia state line. He was not, however, a fan of North Carolinians, as his writings reveal.

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