History

Are the Tar and Pamlico Rivers the Same River?

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.

History

Preservation Efforts Continue Full Steam Ahead at NC Train Stations

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.

History

Wagons Ho! A Look at the Daniel Boone Wagon 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.

History

Secrets of Sunny Point

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.

History

Why Are There Two Styles of NC Barbecue?

Eastern-style or Lexington-style barbecue? You know what you like, but do you know how they both came to be?

History

Years After World War II, Divers Explore Wreck Site of U-352

When the German submarine U-352 was sunk during World War II, no one knew if its remains would ever be seen again. Today, divers visit the sub on almost daily excursions. But you don’t have to venture out to sea to get a glimpse of our state’s maritime history.