History

Highway Marker Program Puts History on a Stick

The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program, among the first of its kind, ensures that every county in our state has a roadside history lesson.

History

Why is Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem?

Many are surprised to learn that Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, more than 100 miles west of the town of Wake Forest. While the university got its start as a college in Wake Forest, its move to the Triad is a historic one.

Civil War Series

Sherman’s Final March

The Union lays waste to Fayetteville in its push through the Carolinas. (Volume 5, Part Two)

History

Why Is There a Bump in the NC/Va Border?

Trace your finger along a map of North Carolina, and you’ll notice a slight notch in the border our state shares with Virginia. It might be little, but it has a mighty story to tell.

Civil War Series

The Union Takes Wilmington

Confederate troops fail to defend the vital port city. (Volume 5, Part 1)

History

History Unwrapped: The Our State Back Catalog

This month, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the State Library of North Carolina’s latest digital collection: the entire back catalog of this magazine — just in time for Christmas.