NC History http://wfae.org en Arctic cold coming to the Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/arctic-cold-coming-carolinas <p>Winter weather is in the forecast for the next couple of days, including some of the coldest temperatures in recent memory. Cold arctic air will swing south into the Carolinas late Monday, with record low temperatures possible overnight Monday and into Tuesday – around 8 degrees. It also will be windy, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, and the wind chill could make it feel below zero early Tuesday.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:42:56 +0000 David Boraks 42385 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-town-creek-indian-mound <p>Today, we're turning back to the very distant past: a state historic site in Mount&nbsp;Gilead&nbsp;that includes a reconstructed Native American village and burial site from more than 1,000 years ago.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:37:01 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 31686 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound Old Salem And Mountains To Sea Trail http://wfae.org/post/old-salem-and-mountains-sea-trail <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One: Old Salem.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Just as our country was being forged in the halls of the Continental Congress and birthed in the Revolutionary war, a group of hardy Moravian immigrants was building a settlement in the Piedmont of North Carolina. The town of Salem sprang up and still remains just outside of Winston-Salem. Today it is a living museum, a window into some of the earliest founders of our state. </span>We’ll<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visit with the President of Old Salem Inc., a company devoted to the settlement and to educating North Carolinians and other visitors on life in colonial North Carolina. Follow us back in time when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 23544 at http://wfae.org Old Salem And Mountains To Sea Trail Camp Greene http://wfae.org/post/camp-greene <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are important moments in the development of any large city. Charlotte's history goes back to the fortuitous intersection of two trading paths that later became Trade and Tryon Streets. But there is another critical moment in the development of our region and it is forever tied to a tent city on the outskirts of town during the first World War. Camp Greene was not here long but its story, and the story of the town that became a city around it has been a nearly three decade long quest for Jack Dillard. Mr. Dillard has studied the history of the camp since the early '</span>80’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and he recently made a documentary chronicling the camp's history. We'll learn more about this pivotal time in our region, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22302 at http://wfae.org Camp Greene Debutante Society http://wfae.org/post/debutante-society There is a storied part of Southern Culture that some revere and others ridicule: debutante society. The holiday season is also one of debutante balls where young women of the upper crust make their debut as legitimate members of grown-up society. The practice dates back to earlier times and - despite the changes wrought by modern times - continues. A closer look at why debutante society was important in the past and why it continues when Charlotte Talks. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 16227 at http://wfae.org Debutante Society