Major Moments in Tar Heel Tennis

When it comes to college basketball, minor league baseball, and professional football, North Carolina’s athletic achievements are well-known. Now, it’s time to serve up another side of our state’s sporting history — tennis.

1940s Series

A Mighty Storm

A late summer hurricane slams the Outer Banks, leaving a path of destruction like nothing North Carolina’s coast has ever seen before.


The Round That Changed A Town

One afternoon in 1955, six black men played golf on a whites-only course. What happened next pushed Greensboro toward integration and turned a local dentist into a civil rights icon.


Founding Fontana

When the United States needed a power source for nuclear weapons research, it turned to the mountains of North Carolina. The only thing that stood in the government’s way: the people living there.


Lake Lore

These two lake legends are almost too far-fetched to be true — almost.

Decades Series

The Miracle of Hickory

When polio strikes children in the Piedmont, doctors, nurses, and volunteers rise to the occasion to build an emergency quarantine hospital.


The 27th-Inning Stretch

It was root, root, root for whichever team could end the stalemate at this record-breaking game.


Back in the Day: The Cool Pool

In July 1933, just months after the Tarboro pool opened, the town council hired an industrial refrigeration company to design and install a cooling unit for their new pool.