Coming Home to the Land of the Lumbee

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.


A Special Resource for Teachers of North Carolina History

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 Pardoning of Slow Poke the Possum

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.


The Final Voyage of the Agnes E. Fry

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.


The Story of Texas Pete

The hot sauce’s name might be an homage to The Lone Star State, but Texas Pete has always been a Winston-Salem staple.