Stories tagged: "History"

In the latest "Billy Ball Explains NC," we take a look at Jockey's Ridge, and how a local woman literally stopped a bulldozer to save it. (Shutterstock)
The Woman Who Stopped a Bulldozer to Save Jockey’s Ridge

In the latest "Billy Ball Explains NC," we take a look at Jockey's Ridge and the conservationists who saved this Outer Banks treasure. 

The guard tower and railroad tracks at Auschwitz II - Birkenau. Photo Credit: Dylan Rhoney
Teaching About the Holocaust Is Now Required in NC Public Schools

A 2021 law in North Carolina aims to make sure we don't forget one of the most terrible moments in history. 

One of the Outer Banks' deepest mysteries is the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke in what is now NC. (Shutterstock)
NC Lost Colony Play is Looking for Their Next Virginia Dare Baby

Baby casting call! The award-winning historical play, “The Lost Colony," is back in Manteo for the summer and they need their Virginia Dare! 

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‘Never Again’: 78 Years After World War II, A NC Descendant of Holocaust Survivors Speaks

Wake Forest’s Shelly Bleiweiss tells his parents’ harrowing story, and explains why it’s important to stand up to bigotry. 

Fascinating Facts about NC’s Most Populated Cities: Krispy Kreme, The Carolina Gold Rush, and a Haunted Bridge

Some of these cities are technically older than the state of North Carolina and others are just barely over 100 years old.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C., is one of our picks for spots to learn our state's history. (Shutterstock)
Ocean Graveyards, the Cherokee, and the Sit-Ins: 10 Unique Places to Learn About NC History

A museum will give you the big picture. But if you want to go deeper, these highly-curated spots will help you see a more up-close history of our state. 

Roof work on Reynolds Hall, a dormitory at the former Palmer Memorial Institute. Photo courtesy of Liz Melendez.
The Work to Preserve a Historic Site of Black Excellence in North Carolina

The dormitories at the former Palmer Memorial Institute represent the main physical connection to the site's legacy. But they have long been in disrepair.