A Little Bit of History: Perry’s Mill Pond

January 30, 2017

Cooler winter days give great weather for walking around Perry’s Mill, established in 1778 — back in the early days of this country and soon after signing of the Declaration of Independence! This 200+ year […]

From Railroads to Highways: The Bunn Story

January 25, 2017

By Kathy Cockrell, Contributing Author Bunn NC, located at the intersection of NC Highways 98 and 39 in southeastern Franklin County, is a small town with a fascinating history stretching over two centuries. Historical records […]

A Little Bit of History: Bennett Bunn Plantation

January 10, 2017

Driving down Route 97 outside Zebulon, North Carolina, a roadside sign announces the Bennett Bunn Plantation. The plantation’s historic, Federal-architecture house was built by Bennett Bunn in 1833 on inherited family land, and was listed […]

A Little Bit of History: Town Creek Indian Mound

December 1, 2016

North Carolina residents and visitors alike may explore a variety of historical locations throughout Eastern NC and across the state. One such historic site dedicated to North Carolina’s Native American heritage is Town Creek Indian Mound. Archaeologists have worked […]

A Little Bit of History: Rocky Mount Station

November 14, 2016

Rocky Mount Station — actually named the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station — was originally built and opened in 1893. Over the years, the station has been part of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, the […]

A Little Bit of History: Fort Macon

October 28, 2016

Drive a little more than two hours from Wilson, Rocky Mount, or Zebulon to Atlantic Beach. Then, make a left and drive up East Fort Macon Road until you run out of road. You’ll be at Fort […]

A Little Local History: Devil Dog Dungarees

September 27, 2016

Passing through Zebulon, North Carolina, on Gannon Avenue, you might see the large, retro sign for Devil Dog Dungarees along the road. The sign is a reminder of North Carolina’s textile industry history and of manufacturing in Zebulon. The Devil Dog Dungarees factory opened around 1954. […]

A Little Bit of History: Harold D. Cooley

September 20, 2016

Harold Dunbar Cooley (1897-1974) was a politician with the Democratic Party, Congressman Cooley represented the Fourth Congressional district of NC from the mid-1930s through 1967. He served as Chairman of the US House Committee on Agriculture from 1949 to […]

A Little Bit of History: North Carolina Baseball Museum

September 1, 2016

The North Carolina Baseball Museum includes over 3300 square feet of Baseball memorabilia related to the game and players across North Carolina. Memorabilia represents ball players including Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, Enos Slaughter, Rick Ferrell, and […]

A Little Bit of History: Freeman Round House

June 15, 2016

Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum is located at 1202 Nash Street, in Wilson North Carolina. The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House museum features cultural artifacts relating to the history of African Americans in, and their contributions to development of, Wilson. […]

Community Event – Free Ancient History Lecture

May 31, 2016

Topic:  “The Americas – Lands of the Shemitic Negroes” Contributed by Manaka Ashahnayahu A special lecture is planned on the topic, “The Americas – Lands of the Shemitic Negroes.” This topic will be presented on two separate dates by Lecturer/Ourstorian, Monica […]

Japanese American Internment History Grants Awarded

May 19, 2016

The US National Park Service Awards $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites Released by Jeremy Barnum National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis yesterday announced $2.8 million […]

A Little Bit of History: Nash County Courthouse

February 1, 2016

Added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1979, the Nash County Courthouse in Nashville, North Carolina, has stood for over 100 years. It functions as a courthouse, since 1900. A beautiful example of Colonial Revival […]

A Little Bit of History: Atkinson Milling Co.

July 1, 2015

Atkinson Milling Company features a grist mill built in 1757, and is a rare water powered grist mill operating in the Five County Area. The company is based at 95 Atkinson Mill Road, Selma NC. The mill building as it is now […]

A Little Bit of History: Lion’s Club Park

November 8, 2013

Lion’s Club Park Open in Franklin County Franklin County constructed a park starting in 2010 that is open and available for play. The park opened in 2012. It has plenty of space, and could certainly fit more […]

A Little Bit of History: Michael John Smith

October 25, 2013

(April 30, 1945 – January 28, 1986) Many of us remember January 28, 1986 well. We watched on TV as the Space Shuttle Challenger destructed after liftoff. Some residents of North Carolina knew that one of […]

A Little Bit of History: Quigless Clinic in Tarboro NC

August 16, 2013

Quigless Clinic Tarboro’s Main Street is home to a healthcare facility on the National Registry of Historic Sites: the Quigless Clinic-Hospital. Started in the 1940s by Dr Milton Douglas Quigless, Sr., the clinic served Tarboro’s African-American community at […]

A Little Bit of History: Country Doctor Museum

June 1, 2013

Driving along US 264, a signpost announces the Country Doctor Museum. Locals and visitors alike may be intrigued by this sign, and decide to take the Bailey NC exit and check out this history museum. According to […]

A Little Bit of History: Bel Air Chevrolet

October 15, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley On a vacant lot, a two-story commercial building was constructed in 1924. First used as a funeral home and auto showroom, residential apartments were rented on the upper floor. That […]

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