History

High Point Market Sees Century-Long Revolution

Furniture design is ever-changing. The same is true of the High Point Market, now in its second century of making history — and expansions.

History

Tailor-Made For Perfection

From a medieval helmet to Johnny Reb’s bayonet, a Salisbury craftsman — forger, tailor, tanner — is dedicated to historical accuracy.

History

Civil War Relic Hunting with Joe Crews

Hillsborough collector Joe Crews sought to preserve a Union soldier’s identity. In the process, he discovered his own.

History

Writer Philip Gerard Relives the Civil War

A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina’s role in the Civil War.

Central

The Great Lexington Barbecue Cover-Up

Hidden for decades behind a wall in the mayor’s office, the discovery of the town’s oldest barbecue pits is jogging a city’s collective memory.

History

Origins of Weird Town Names in North Carolina

Wayne Schmitt, a reader from Concord, asked us, “What is so high about High Point?” His question got us thinking: What are the stories behind weird town names in North Carolina?

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.