In Pender County the Poplar Grove Plantation needs support from the community to keep the property open to the public.
Demonstrations, tours, and special events at the plantation help tell The Foy Family story from the 1700's.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $100 million for its pharmacy school, which is the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014.
UNC announced the gift from Fred Eshelman on Wednesday. Eshelman graduated from UNC in 1972 and is the founder and former chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development. UNC-Chapel Hill's previous largest gift was $50 million.