North of Hillsborough

In northern Orange County, Randy Spencer and his wife Tracy Kelly Stone operate one of the most popular country grocery stores in the area.

Aligning Himself with the Stars

Between 1959 and 1975, nearly every astronaut who participated in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz programs trained on Franklin Street, in downtown Chapel Hill – at Morehead Planetarium.


North Carolina is a state that revels in its culture, but few towns provide the quirky frisson of Carrboro!

Courtney Banghart

When North Carolina selected Courtney Banghart as the fourth head coach in women’s basketball program history, the University added another outstanding leader to its family of championship-winning head coaches.


On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, released from a lifetime of bondage.

The Triangle’s Popularity

A trend we’ve noted at the Chapel Hill/Orange County Welcome Center is the strong demand for housing and desire to relocate and retire to the Triangle, including Orange County.

Freedom is the Life Blood of Human Society

On June 4, 2022, North Carolina Military Appreciation Day, a ceremony will be held to honor Ted Triebel and seven other individuals the Advisory Committee of the Military Hall of Firsts has selected for induction into the inaugural class of the North Carolina Military Hall of Firsts.