EDUCATION: Black Mountain College, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Chowan College, Literary Fund, Frank Porter Graham, teacher certification, Vine Hill Academy.
ENVIRONMENT: Air pollution, beach nourishment, Carolina parakeet extinction, Carolina panther, coastal development, dredging, fish kills, the Nature Conservancy, red tides, overfishing, reintroduction of the red wolf, state parks system, water shortages, wetland preservation.
ETHNIC IDENTITY/RACE RELATIONS:Carolina Israelite, Cherokee and Lumbee indians, Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears, desegregation, Exodusters, free blacks, Freedman’s Bureau, Greensboro sit-ins, Hispanic relations, Montagnards, Princeville, slavery.
GOVERNMENT/POLITICS : Asa Biggs, Frank Porter Graham , Governor’s Mansion, Jesse Helms, Thomas J. Jarvis, Terry Sanford, Willis Smith, Tryon Palace, Zebulon Vance, WPA projects.
HISTORY/HERITAGE: Gibb’s Rebellion, historic preservation, Hurricane Floyd, Roanoke voyages, colonial North Carolina, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction, World Wars I and II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War.
INDUSTRY/AGRICULTURE/ECONOMICS: Child labor laws, cotton, fishing camps, 4-H, moonshining, Oyster War, peanuts, Right-to-Work Law, shipbuilding, tar and turpentine production, tobacco, the Grange.
MEDIA: Josephus Daniels, Charles Kuralt, Radio Free Dixie, W.O. Saunders.
MILITARY AND SERVICE: General Frank Armstrong, Battle of New Bern, Richard Etheridge, militia, Moore’s Creek Bridge, Pea Island Rescue Station, Salisbury arsenal, Torpedo Junction, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction, World Wars I and II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War.