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.

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.