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?
Everybody knows Blackbeard made a habit of roaming North Carolina’s shores, but few know the real reasons why.
Under a ceiling of glass, residents of Winston-Salem’s most famous home — and their guests — splashed and played in a pool built for perfection.
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.
There’s a distinct line that divides the Tar and Pamlico rivers, but many don’t even realize that the two waterways are one and the same.
The setting for many a joyful arrival or weepy departure, where riders clutched boxed lunches, duffle bags, and vanity cases, train stations across the state nearly fell into obsolescence. Now, these architectural and sentimental jewels are back on track, for viewing, celebrating, and, of course, catching a train.
The brave North Carolinians who followed in Daniel Boone’s footsteps with wagons and livestock could’ve done it in cars and buses. But this was a special occasion.
Most everyone in Brunswick County knows about Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the country’s largest ammunition port. But hardly anyone knows exactly what happens there.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talks with Our State about the Wright Brothers’ first flight.