Beaming in his sailor’s white uniform and cap Monday evening, Dale States was applauded by 1,000 guests at a Memorial Day service on the deck of the USS North Carolina – the deck he scrubbed as a Navy seaman in World War II.
With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to a lesser-known period of American history: the era of Reconstruction after the war.
The News & Observer is bringing back its Best-Kept Secrets summer series, which will highlight things to do, see and eat in one very packed day. We begin where North Carolina got its start, around Albemarle Sound, where restless Virginians began to wander south into the region in the 17th century.
Doctors in North Carolina learned an important lesson after last year's flu vaccine wasn't as effective as usual — in times like that, secondary treatments like antiviral medications are even more important.
North Carolina's rapidly-growing solar industry has an unwanted spotlight upon it from a cadre of fiscal conservatives at the General Assembly fixed on ending its preferential tax and energy policy treatments.
Depressed energy prices worldwide and uncertainty over the amount of shale gas in North Carolina have made fracking in the state unappealing to all but small, independent operators. But those wildcatters are having a hard time raising funds to start energy exploration in North Carolina.