History

The Peanut Man

Remembering a fixture of Raleigh’s Capitol Square.

Arts

Painting History

Late in his life, one man turned his love for ships into a career.

History

The Lord of the Forest: the American Chestnut

The American chestnut ruled our forests for centuries, but a killer blight made up of microscopic spores needed only 50 years to wipe the giant from the face of North America. But we still have buildings made from it, and we still have people pulling for it. An organization based in Asheville wants to bring it back from memory and make the chestnut stand tall again.

Archives

Tarboro

The waters came. The waters went. But the people stayed, giving this eastern North Carolina town the chance to fight back and become even stronger — “after the flood.”

Eastern

Hurricane Hazel

On October 15, 1954, a terrible storm makes for a terrible day for the entire country. One county in rural southeastern North Carolina takes the most direct hit, with lives and communities shattered under the storm clouds.

Arts & Culture

North Carolina in Thread

An exhibit in Wilmington showcases the state’s textile industry with spools from abandoned mills.

August 2012

The Burden of War

The weight the men carry nearly leaves them limp underneath their sacks. But there is only one way to shed that weight, and the price for that is far worse than shouldering the load. (Volume 2, Part 8)

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