As the first city in the country — and perhaps the world — to operate a municipal milk plant, Tarboro set an international example for public health in the early 20th century.
Every Christmas, the little-known antebellum tradition of Jonkonnu, found almost nowhere else in North America, comes to life in New Bern.
For USS North Carolina crewmen in the middle of World War II, Christmas came wrapped in a filmstrip.
The sweet potato dates back centuries and how it became North Carolina’s official state vegetable is just part of the story.
During World War II, a military base in Jacksonville served as the training camp for the first African-American Marines since the American Revolution.
A century ago, streetcars were more than just a romantic notion. They were a reliable way for North Carolinians to get around.
The dyed woolen cloth makes a lovely scarf or a fetching tie, but the distinctive Carolina tartan pattern represents so much more.
During the Depression, hundreds of men found work — and a common goal — constructing dunes to protect our Outer Banks.
Discovered in the woods, a collection of old overalls, shirts, and jeans sheds light on how
we used to wear denim.