History

A Tartan of Our Own

The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents so much more.

History

The History of the Outer Banks Dunes

During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our Outer Banks.

History

At Hudson’s Hill, Denim is The Deepest Blue

Blue Bell, Cone, Wrangler, and Lee — Greensboro has a long history with denim. Now, two men are trying to bring the fabric back to life close to home.

History

How North Carolina Became ‘Variety Vacationland’

North Carolina is naturally as pretty as a postcard. Still, finding a way to share
that beauty with the rest of the country took some effort.

History

Dolley Madison’s Red Velvet Dress is Our Scarlet Mystery

Dolley Madison was born in Greensboro, and the most famous piece of her wardrobe resides in the city’s museum. But where did her red velvet dress — The Dress, rather — originate?

History

Was North Carolina a Haven for Pirates?

Everybody knows Blackbeard made a habit of roaming North Carolina’s shores, but few know the real reasons why.

History

Why is Raleigh the Capital of North Carolina?

Raleigh wasn’t always the capital of North Carolina. The story of how it became our state’s seat of government is more complicated than you may think.