The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape.
A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence.
A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery.
A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War.
Plans for a historical marker commemorating 10 black men who served the Confederacy are being rejected by Union County officials as inappropriate for the old county courthouse.