Before prom queens came May Queens, and at North Carolina women’s colleges, May Day celebrations captivated audiences statewide.
In 1971, a group of college students marched to protect a Gaston County treasure from strip-mining. Forty-five years later, some of them reunited to march again.
Born on March 31, 1913, Etta Baker might not be a common household name across America, but her music’s influence continues to shape generations of musicians across genres. We’re celebrating her birthday this week by revisiting her legacy.
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem celebrates the tools and trades that pioneers brought with them to North Carolina’s backcountry.
Bursting with energy, just like his paintings, Dan Nance uses his talent to relate the tales of colonial North Carolina.
On a cold March day in 1781, a quiet backcountry farming community in Guilford County became the site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution. Today, the bravery of the soldiers who fought for our country’s independence is honored with a powerful reenactment.
At the height of its success, Biltmore Industries’ woolen homespun had fans around the world. Yet its story is woven deeply into the fabric of Asheville.
The Lost Colony is one of our nation’s oldest and most fascinating mysteries. Long after its disappearance, groups of dedicated researchers are still pursuing the facts.
North Carolina is known for its higher education, a legacy that was cemented with the laying of the first brick at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.