Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The State Vol. 59 Issue 2, July 1991
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After a 40-year hiatus, minor league baseball teams are making a major comeback; Cities such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, and Asheville all have teams and good attendance at games. This article recounts the history of minor league baseball in North Carolina and why it made a comeback.
Confederate First Lady Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, was in Raleigh in 1862 during General Joseph Johnston’s attack on Richmond, Virginia. This article uses primary sources to recount what the First Lady experienced as she worried for her husband’s safety in Richmond.
Washington, North Carolina is a picturesque waterfront town that is popular for its friendliness and summer festivals. A brief history of the town is presented here, along with historic photos of some of the most famous buildings.
Folkmoot is a festival that takes place in Haywood County for two weeks a year and plays tribute to international music and brings in tourists from all over the state.
A boy reveals what it was like crossing the Pamlico Sound in the 1930s from Washington, North Carolina to Ocracoke.
Thousands of tourists visit Mount Airy every year; the Surry County town provided the inspiration for the town of Mayberry in the Andy Griffith series. This article highlights the similarities of the two towns and the influence ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ has had on Mount Airy.