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Articles with keyword "North Carolina"

William Byrd II


William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

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Alice Smith Barkley

For twenty years, North Carolina's Alice Smith Barkley has spearheaded programs ranging from literacy campaigns to oral history training.

Steps pf Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, 1939


Wild Intellectuals and Exotic Folks

A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.


Heroes of the Sky

The Wright brothers' twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk launches the aerial age.


Speaking Across Generations

Linguists race against time to recapture the complicated Cherokee language.

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North Carolina’s Doug Quin

Growing up abroad led Doug Quin to take a grassroots approach to programming in North Carolina.

A diver examines the wreck of U-85.


Into the Deep

U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.

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North Carolina’s Shelley Crisp

Poet Shelley Crisp brings her passion for place to North Carolina.

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Intellectual Retreat

Educational experiment attracted artists, musicians, free spirits