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.

History

Keepers of the Light: North Carolina’s Linemen

It’s easy to take for granted the gifts of electric heat and light, but it wasn’t so long ago that much of our state lay in darkness. Our thanks to the linemen who faced — and continue to face — sleepless nights, dizzying heights, and the constant peril of electrocution to give us power through the simple act of flipping a switch.

History

The History of the Scuppernong

In Columbia, the river that gave its name to our grape is a lifeline and a family tie.