History

Founding Fontana

When the United States needed a power source for nuclear weapons research, it turned to the mountains of North Carolina. The only thing that stood in the government’s way: the people living there.

History

Lake Lore

These two lake legends are almost too far-fetched to be true — almost.

Decades Series

The Miracle of Hickory

When polio strikes children in the Piedmont, doctors, nurses, and volunteers rise to the occasion to build an emergency quarantine hospital.

History

The 27th-Inning Stretch

It was root, root, root for whichever team could end the stalemate at this record-breaking game.

History

Back in the Day: The Cool Pool

In July 1933, just months after the Tarboro pool opened, the town council hired an industrial refrigeration company to design and install a cooling unit for their new pool.

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.

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