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Late last week, teams of three squared off in what has become an annual State Fair tradition—Duke Homestead’s Tobacco Looping Contest.

Earlier today, Charlotte inaugurated the CityLYNX Gold Line, its first streetcar service in 77 years.

Though the service is being heralded as a new innovation for transportation and economic development, it’s not the first time the vehicles have been seen on North Carolina streets.

Photo: Members of the Latham’s Battery re-enacting group in the front of the North Carolina Monument at Appomattox Court House.

Each summer , thousands of tourists descend on the Outer Banks for fun in the sun. Though the region is long on history, many visitors don’t grasp the rich past of North Carolina’s coastal region while on their beach trips.

As Black History Month winds down, the State Archives of North Carolina has two great new resources related to African American history that you won’t want to miss.

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From an examination of torpedo warfare on the Cape Fear River in Winnabow to demonstrations of military training and camp life in Four Oaks, several historic sites and museums around North Carolina will offer programming related to the Civil War in the next week.

Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz noted the passing of Governor James Holshouser this morning: "The Department of Cultural Resou