A black man in New Bern doesn’t want to be gifted the rights of freedom after the war. He wants to fight for them and win them. (Volume 2, Part 10)
Remembering a fixture of Raleigh’s Capitol Square.
Late in his life, one man turned his love for ships into a career.
A white man and the Indians, war and love, and the dream of freedom. (Volume 2, Part 9)
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.
The Salisbury grocery chain that became Food Lion began as a community effort.
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.”
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.
An exhibit in Wilmington showcases the state’s textile industry with spools from abandoned mills.