- North Carolina Information
You'll find a wide variety of links on this page. The one thing they all
have in common is that they're all about North Carolina. Many of these
links provide valuable information about our state for students and
others who are thinking about visiting or moving here.
This is the home
site for the Ackland Museum at the University of North Carolina at
This is the
definitive site for fans of the sultry Johnston County native. The Ava
Gardner Museum is located in Smithfield, about a 30 minute drive east of
Raleigh. There is quite a bit of material available on this site about
Gardner's life and work as a Hollywood actress.
photographic journey through a section of the Appalachian Mountains that
includes Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi.
Ridge Parkway Travel Guide
to this scenic road offers you a history of the parkway, a mile-by-mile
travelogue, a photo gallery, reference guide to hiking trails in the
national park that includes the Blue Ridge Parkway and a bloom calendar
to help you plan flower-watching trips to the park.
Atlantic Storm Investigators – North Carolina
This group of
amateur meteorologists is slowly building itself into a worldwide
weather tracking resource. The North Carolina site provides information
about North Carolina CASI members and where they live.
in Western North Carolina
offers some of the best rock climbing sites in the eastern United
States. This site provides all kinds or resources that will help you get
a tight grip on your climbing trip to our state.
This site by North
Carolinian Curtis Krumel provides a photographic tour of one of the
state's more overlooked scenic resources -- its abundant waterfalls.
University Primate Center
Nestled in Duke
Forest near Duke University's West Campus in Durham, the Duke University
Primate Center conducts research on lemurs - prosimian primates found
almost exclusively on the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The
center breeds a wide variety of lemurs, which are one of the most
endangered animal species in the world. This site will give you
information about lemurs, as well as photos of these beautiful animals
and tour booking information. The site has a Kids Zone. Be sure and
check out the Adopt A Lemur Page as well while you're visiting.
This site will help
you get in touch with your inner angler. Focusing on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina, Fish Mojo offers an eclectic mix of coastal weather
data, tide charts, fishing reports and other material. Be sure and check
out the Random Pics page, where every few seconds a new photo of a
fisher and his prize catch appears on screen.
Stories of North Carolina
haunting material, creep around this site for chilling accounts of the
state’s most famous ghosts. Say, isn’t it time for someone to
install a web cam to catch the Maco Light?
North Carolina Tour Guide
loves its musicians and it has certainly provided far more than its fair
share of them to the rest of the world in the last 100 years. This site
provides links to independent music organizations across the state, as
well as tour schedules for venues in several areas and radio stations
that play various forms of indie music and a whole lot more. North
Carolina’s independent music scene is one of the best-kept secrets on
the East Coast. This site will help you start sampling it.
North Carolina Theatre Guide
North Carolina has
a strong tradition of support for and involvement in the performing
arts, especially at the community level. Jay Enterkin's site offers
links to theatrical companies throughout the state.
Collections in North Carolina
Chapter of the Music Library Association provides web links to music
collections at universities, colleges and libraries throughout North
The New River may
actually be one of the oldest existing rivers in the world. The river,
which winds through the northwestern corner of the state, is a popular
spot for nature lovers. This site has an incredible collection of
historical material pertaining to the New River area. While researching
this entry we were fascinated, for instance, by a detailed article on
famous North Carolina duels cached on the site. There is material
included in the site about the areas of Virginia and Tennessee bordering
the northwest corner of North Carolina, but much of it covers North
A service of the
N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, this page provides information
about archeology in North Carolina on an amazing scale. Among the
highlights: on-line reports and summaries of archeological sites
throughout the state; links to other state archeological resources; and
news about marine archeology in North Carolina, including the search for
Queen Anne's Revenge, flag ship of Blackbeard the Pirate.
Carolina Arts Council
Packed with links
to North Carolina art groups, individual artists selected for North
Carolina Arts Council Fellowships and the Folk Heritage Award, as well
as examples of public art from North Carolina's Artworks for State
Carolina Civil War Home Page
This site explores
North Carolina's involvement in the Civil War. Information presented
here includes a statistical abstract from the 1860 North Carolina
Census, a listing of North Carolina units that served in the Confederate
and Union armies, as well as biographies of North Carolina military and
civilian leaders during the war.
Carolina Fishing Links
Twag2 has compiled
what must be the ultimate collection of North Carolina fishing links.
The site covers both fresh and salt-water fishing and information on the
state's fishing license fees.
Carolina Folklore Society
Operating through a
Web site provided by Appalachian State University, the North Carolina
Folklore Society promotes understanding and appreciation of the state's
folk culture, which draws from an amazing variety of other cultures
throughout the world. The society's journal is in its 43rd year and is a
great resource for anyone interested in North Carolina folkways.
resource for genealogical research in North Carolina. You can search the
available records by county. If you can't find what you're looking for,
the site also offers a query database that will allow you to post your
request for information for other genealogists to read. The GenWeb
Project has sites for other states as well.
Carolina Humanities Council
The council’s web
page has links to literacy programs, teachers institutes and grant
information. It also provides a calendar and publications page.
Carolina: Images and Voices from the Thirties
We’re not sure
how long this site will remain up, but we heartily encourage you to
visit it while you can. Aletha Andrew and Jen Rawlings, students at UNC-Chapel
Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, have unearthed
photographs and biographies of North Carolinians during the Great
Depression. This material was originally compiled by the Federal Writers’
Project and the Farm Security Administration. This is a fascinating and
haunting look at the daily lives of North Carolinians during the worst
economic disorder of the past century.
Carolina Japan Center
Konnichi wa, y’all! The
North Carolina Japan Center at North Carolina State University fosters
interactions between our state and Japan. This site has lots of
information about Japan and provides Japanese contacts in cities
throughout the state.
Mat: North Carolina’s Home of Amateur Wrestling
This very thorough
site covers high school wrestling throughout the state. Nice design and
Carolina Museum of Art: Artnet
A very entertaining
and educational site. You can examine many works from the gallery’s
various holdings. There’s also quite a bit of material for children
Carolina Museum of History
The N.C. Museum of
History is located on Capitol Square in Raleigh and features an
outstanding array of exhibits that range throughout North Carolina
history. The museum does a particularly thorough job exhibiting the
state's traditional arts and crafts and putting them into historic
context. A very informative Web site and a must-see attraction when
Carolina Music Hall of Fame
contributions to nearly every known style of modern music (rock,
country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, gospel, etc.) is astounding. This
site's Ultimate Band List provides short biographies of the many North
Carolinians whose musical talent has won them acclaim.
This site bills
itself Your North Carolina Outdoors, Entertainment & Culture
Guide." It offers seasonal feature pages: Spring focuses on plants
and music; Summer covers outdoor recreation and hiking; Autumn features
fall colors, wildlife and holidays; Winter offers history and
story-telling. A laid-back site with a nice, down-home feel to it.
Outdoor Recreation and Active Travel Resources
This site is part
of the Great Outdoors Recreation Pages. It provides a directory of
popular outdoor recreation spots throughout the state, as well as maps,
activity guides, feature stories about outdoor recreation in North
Carolina and links to commercial sites that sell maps and other products
used by outdoors enthusiasts.
Carolina Pottery Center Home Page
For connoisseurs of
folk art, North Carolina is close to being a paradise. The state's
pottery tradition is exceptionally strong and this site is a good
starting point for educating yourself about that tradition.
Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
The SBI is one of
the best state law enforcement agencies in the nation. Amateur sleuths
will want to check out the site's pages devoted to unsolved crimes, most
wanted criminals and missing persons.
Department of Commerce site offers information for tourists packaged
with splendid artwork. This may be one of the most beautiful sites you
will ever visit on the Web.
Carolina Web Ring
This is an eclectic
group of Web sites ranging from home pages for various North Carolinians
to commercial sites for several small businesses scattered throughout
This site contains
a guide to historic sites in North Carolina. You can also cruise a
database of historic properties offered for sale by Preservation North
non-profit organization is world-renowned for its work in parapsychology
research. The site contains quite a bit of material from the Rhine
Center, as well as links to other academic and private parapsychology
of the North Carolina Native Americans
North Carolina has
the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi. This
site offers interviews with storytellers from the Cherokee, Lumbee and
Occaneechi tribes. You can also listen to their stories via audio files
stored on the site.
Andy Griffith Show Home Page
Millions of people
still watch re-runs of this series nearly 30 years after it went off the
network schedule. Griffith is a North Carolina native and the show is
set in fictional Mayberry, North Carolina. This site pretty much covers
the waterfront as far as the Andy Griffith Show is concerned. Be sure to
check out the Mayberry stats (Just how many times did Barney
accidentally fire his pistol?) and the list of Mayberry trivia. Hmmm,
wonder if the corner room at the Y now has a modem hook-up?
Barbecue is a
serious endeavor in North Carolina. This site catalogs all kinds of
recipes, cooking tips, barbecue philosophy and links to other barbecue
sites. The Lexington Collection is a member of The Smoke Ring, a linked
list of Web sites dedicated to barbecue. If you like this site by Cary's
L.D. Lineback, you might want to cruise The Smoke Ring and, uh, pig out.
North Carolina Collection
gateway to an exhaustive collection of state historical texts. You can
browse a number of indices to view the collection's holdings of
biographical clippings, historic photographs and more. Make sure,
however, to visit the Documenting of the American South Digital Library.
The library contains works by North Carolina authors, providing a wealth
of primary sources of state history.
North Carolina Disaster Center
site provides links to all kinds of public and private organizations
involved in disaster preparedness planning and disaster relief.
Search Beat North Carolina Web and Internet Guide
Dozens of links to
North Carolina-related sites. Includes a list of Top North Carolina Web
Sites, but we’re not sure whether that means the sites with the most
hits or the sites that are most useful.
Paranormal Research Society
Something weird in your
neighborhood? Who you gonna call? Well, this volunteer group of ghost
hunters might be a good place to start. The society is based in the
Raleigh-Durham area and investigates reported hauntings throughout the
state. The truth is out there!
Colored Troops Formed in North Carolina
One of the great
untold stories in American history is that of African-Americans, many of
them former slaves, who risked their lives to serve in the Union Army.
This site contains information about several North Carolina regiments of
U.S. Colored Troops, along with a list of Congressional Medal of Honor
winners and other data.
Underground: North Carolina
A nice way to see
which way the wind is blowing from Asheville to Buxton. The site carries
current weather data for 14 cities in North Carolina. It also has links
to weather in other states and around the world.
of the North Carolina Roadsides
One of the most
pleasant parts of traveling by road in North Carolina is the profusion
of wildflowers growing next to the highway for miles on end. This site
offers searchable databases of each species of wildflower common to the
state. You can search by common name or botanical name. Entries also
include planting instructions.
Diving in the Graveyard of the Atlantic
The North Carolina
coast has brought many a ship to grief over the last 400 years. That
tragic history, however, has turned the entire coast into a wreck
diver's nirvana. This site offers detailed descriptions, including
photographs, of many of the diveable sites off our coast.