When their flying machine lifted off from a dune in Kill Devil Hills, the Wright brothers proved that anything is possible.
Long before the Lumbee were recognized as a tribe, their heritage ran deep in Robeson County. Now one of their own has returned to her roots to help share their story.
Governor Jim Hunt wrote a special message to North Carolina history teachers encouraging them to use Our State’s “50 Moments that Made NC” piece as a teaching tool in their classrooms, complete with a free PDF download.
The tall willow oaks that join hands over the streets of historic Myers Park are icons of the neighborhood. But now, after nearly a century, they’re slowly disappearing.
A two-room schoolhouse in Durham County unites those who grew up together with one woman born a world away.
North Carolina was one of the last colonies to have a printer’s office, opening operations in New Bern in 1749. Two years later, on August 9, 1751, the first issue of the North Carolina Gazette was born.
Slow Poke the possum had quite the summer in 1970; he won a beauty contest, made headlines, and was pardoned from becoming Governor Bob Scott’s next meal.
While we celebrate the Fourth of July and our freedom from the British, one fact may surprise you: North Carolina was under royal leadership for less than 50 years.
In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.