Encyclopedia of North Carolina Now Available Online

State Library staff completed the process of integrating more than 1,900 articles from the “Encyclopedia” into NCpedia on Dec. 7, 2012, with the entry for “Zoning.” Continue Reading Encyclopedia of North Carolina Now Available Online

NC Icons: NC State Fair, Pepsi, and Sweet Potatoes

Since we’re in the middle of the North Carolina State Fair (October 11-21), we’re featuring it for our NC Icon this week — along with Pepsi and sweet potatoes. The NC State Fair is number 63 on Our State magazine’s 100 North Carolina Icons list. Pepsi and sweet potatoes come in at numbers 21 and 95. The State Fair is held in Raleigh every October, and you can be sure to find North Carolina favorites like Pepsi and sweet Potatoes there. Continue Reading NC Icons: NC State Fair, Pepsi, and Sweet Potatoes

NC Icons: Uwharries and North Carolina Zoo

The Uwharries and the North Carolina Zoo are our featured North Carolina icons this week. Learn more about them in William Powell’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Continue Reading NC Icons: Uwharries and North Carolina Zoo

North Carolina Icons: Cheerwine & Krispy Kreme

For this week’s North Carolina Icons, we’re combining two North Carolina companies: Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme, #3 and #34 on Our State Magazine’s 100 North Carolina Icons list. Both companies started in North Carolina in the early 20th century, Cheerwine in Salisbury and Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem, and have remained there while spreadingto other states. Continue Reading North Carolina Icons: Cheerwine & Krispy Kreme

NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive

Content from William S. Powell’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina and the 6-volume Dictionary of North Carolina Biography will be available online at NCPedia.org. Continue Reading NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive

WATCH: Furniture Making slideshow

Though North Carolina has welcomed the recent arrival of a certain Scandinavian furniture mecca, the state has a rich history as the “Furniture Capital of the World.” Patricia Phillips Marshall, coauthor of Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, provides an entry in the Encyclopedia of North Carolina that gives a brief account… Continue Reading WATCH: Furniture Making slideshow

Tar Heel Trek: Brunswick County

The following is a guide to Bald Head Island written in the form of a children’s book: One summer we took the ferry to an island.  We stayed in a little house on the beach and watched the ocean move.  We put on suntan lotion and laid towels out on the sand.  We built castles… Continue Reading Tar Heel Trek: Brunswick County