Today, long after Junior Johnson famously learned to drive hauling outlaw liquor, distillers are again providing the fiery flavor of the backwoods — all with the state’s blessing.
Read an excerpt from Moments of Despair, where writer David Silkenat explores the affects of suicide, divorce, and debt in North Carolina during the Civil War.
Few, if any, people claim to have known Robert Harrill well. He left a troubled life and chose instead to make his way within our state’s coastal wilds. Perhaps understanding the man better known as the Fort Fisher Hermit begins with understanding the land that sustained him.
Poor leadership challenges the Confederacy from the outset of the war, but soon afterward, North Carolina has a bold and inspiring defender in Zebulon Baird Vance.
(Volume 1, Part 3)
By wagon and on foot, settlers traveled the Great Wagon Road southward in search of land and prosperity, spurring the expansion of North Carolina.
Surrounded by water and filled with warmth, this island is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Outer Banks because of its people.
Burger chain founder Wilber Hardee abandoned his namesake brand soon after launching it, but he never ventured far from the burger business.
Confederate soldiers and their supporters herald the news of North Carolina’s secession with pageantry and pomp. Soon, though, the reality of battle will break through the ranks. (Volume 1, Part 2)
In 1920, Lillian Exum Clement couldn’t vote, but that didn’t keep her from winning a landslide election that made her the first female member of North Carolina’s General Assembly.