News

We do our best to keep you updated on preservation-related news and events happening throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond. Scroll through the articles below to see what has happened, is happening, or is about to happen!

Livingstone College, Historic Salisbury Foundation work together to revitalize houses in West End

SALISBURY – Six houses on West Monroe Street in Salisbury’s West End neighborhood will undergo a major revitalization now that […]

From Designations to Digitization: Protecting and Preserving Boone’s History

The Historic Preservation Committee recently submitted the results of a survey that examined 110 properties in the Boone area to […]

Tearing down old nurses dorm could cost $90,000

Buildings that have been standing for generations often look the part but still tell a vital story about the communities […]

Restaurant takes part in Lenoir’s downtown revival

Have you been to downtown Lenoir lately? It’s so worth a trip. Not only does the city look great due […]

Historic grave sites marked for preservation

More than 65 history buffs and even some descendants of Scotch Loyalist Kenneth Black, a prominent pre-Revolutionary War figure in […]

College Hill house goes from eyesore to showplace in Greensboro

Sunday was a day to celebrate, and not just for Rick and Susan Stone, who opened the doors to the […]

Fayetteville historic home at center of new battle

Fayetteville, N.C. — A historic piece of property in Fayetteville with ties to the Civil War is now at the […]

Mountain Partners envisioning Nikwasi-Cowee Future

A group of residents from Franklin and Cherokee have been meeting for the last eight months to explore strategies to […]

Character Building – A Work in Progress

Two blocks off Broad Street, the bustle of boutique shopping and trendy eateries gives way to quiet tree-lined roads. Old […]

Blount Street Historic District: Homes for Sale

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in his announcement Thursday that the state has reached a deal with to sell the […]

NC sells Heck-Andrews house in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH–The state has found a buyer for the 146-year-old Heck-Andrews House on North Blount Street in downtown Raleigh. The N.C. […]

North Carolina’s Fight to Restore Historic Tax Credits

The Historic Preservation Tax Credit program used for restoring historic properties in North Carolina has successfully been reinstated. The tax […]

Hotel Concord could be sold to Rehab Development

CONCORD — A proposal to sell and redevelop the Hotel Concord is on the table. The proposal by Rehab Development […]

Doing right by Raleigh’s Dix Park

Breathtaking seems the best adjective for the 308-acre Dix property Raleigh recently acquired from the state for $52 million. And […]

Volunteer gains more than history lesson

Wilmington resident Sharon Stone, not of “Basic Instinct” fame, first volunteered at the Bellamy Mansion 18 years ago for the […]

Dryborough designated National Historic Place

Dryborough, a community in New Bern with a rich history, has become the first African American neighborhood designated as a […]

Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award winner known for preserving history

CARY The Walker Hotel sat vacant, deteriorating in downtown Cary for nearly five years. Its walls were coated with mold […]

HPU to Host Event Celebrating Local DAR Chapter’s 100th Anniversary

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 14, 2016 – High Point University will host Dr. Marjoleine Kars, an expert in early American […]

Answer Man: What are the oldest buildings in Asheville, Buncombe?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: What are the oldest buildings in Asheville […]

Abandoned Haywood Co. Hospital Could Be Getting Renovations

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Haywood County’s old, abandoned hospital in Waynesville could be getting new life. Other attempts to convert the […]

Charlotte Museum of History, Historic Charlotte merging

The fight to save Charlotte’s vanishing historic buildings is getting a boost with news that the Charlotte Museum of History […]

Restoration of Charlotte’s federal courthouse uncovers a long-hidden grandeur

While the cranes have returned to much of uptown, and the west side of Tryon Street is noisily being transformed, […]

Reuse of old buildings increasing for new businesses

When a business owner is deciding on where to place their business their number one concerns is location. Lately many […]

Nonprofit has a new vision for Gastonia mill village

GASTONIA In the shadow of the six-story Loray Mill, where Bubbles Styers has lived for nearly 60 years, she feels […]

Editorial: Our View: Bailey Power Plant will come to life

Cheers to the city and county for agreeing to support the Bailey site. This is a fine Christmas gift to […]

Historic Sites Get Land Preservation Funding

RALEIGH, N.C. — Six historic sites will receive funding from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for land preservation. One […]

Why It’s So Exciting to Work in Historic Preservation Right Now

National advocacy and education group Preservation Rightsizing Network released a new action agenda last week. Focusing on legacy cities, the […]

Local author publishes book

Local author and historian Louisa Emmons recently published a book titled “Glen Alpine Springs Hotel: A History of Burke County’s […]

Historic home on the move in Apex

APEX (WTVD) — There was a lot of excitement Tuesday as a historic home was moved across Interstate 540 in […]

Shaffer: I don’t much like President Woodrow Wilson, Wilmington’s famous inhabitant

WILMINGTON – When he lived in Wilmington, President Woodrow Wilson went by the nickname Tommy – as a bookish, bespectacled […]

Green Park Inn Honored With 2015 Best Small Hotel Award by Historic Hotels of America

At a recent annual meeting of the Historic Hotels of America in Indiana, Blowing Rock’s Green Park Inn in Blowing […]

Rosenwald School in Shelby could be added to National Register of Historic Places

SHELBY – A small group of volunteers spent Saturday morning on site at a historical property in Shelby, boarding up […]

House hunters make a find

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Fixer-uppers, you might say. Except the buyers will be operating under historic preservation rules that will […]

State, Local Officials Weigh In On New Historic Tax Credit

State sponsored tax credits for revitalizing historic buildings have returned after a brief hiatus, but would-be renovators may not get […]

Five downtown historic Raleigh home sales approved by state

Raleigh – After years in disrepair under state ownership, five historic houses on North Person Street near downtown Raleigh will […]

NC Board of Architecture Continuing Education Reminder

The NC Board of Architecture would like to remind you that in order to renew your license for 2016-2017 you […]

Historic Patton-Parker House finds new owner

ASHEVILLE – The Patton-Parker House, home to a 19th century Asheville mayor, then a leading civic leader in the 20th century, […]

If Raleigh wants to be a world-class city, it needs planning, personality and architects

It’s a little embarrassing. Here we are in Raleigh, wearing our “world-class” buttons and boasting a College of Design at […]

Ross honored by Metro Mayors Coalition

State Rep. Steve Ross, R-Alamance, received the 2015 Metro Mayors Coalition Legislative Award last week from the N.C. Metro Mayors […]

The state of North Carolina finally sold those six historic Oakwood homes

Back in July, North Carolina’s state property office announced that it was finally selling six long-neglected, historic homes on Person […]

Unique Raleigh office building sells for $4.35M; owner plans to tear it down

Raleigh real estate developer John Lyon has found a buyer for the 1960s-era, Modernist-style office building at 3515 Glenwood Ave. […]

West Asheville historic home added to National Register

A West Asheville home dating to the 1870s and Mars Hill’s downtown have been named to the National Register of […]

National Register Adds Six North Carolina Historic Places

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that one district and five individual properties […]

Colonial Dames dedicate historic cemetery marker

About 200 people gathered Oct. 17 in Charlotte for the historic marking of the Slave and Native American Cemetery at […]

Top NC culture official says preservation groups helped restore tax credit

Grassroots support from local officials and historic preservation groups helped restore North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credits, the state’s top […]

Interior Restoration Continues at Korner’s Folly

KERNERSVILLE, NC—Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, is pleased to announce the continuation of Operation Restoration, a long term […]

A Piece of Charlotte History Seeks New Home

A Piece of Charlotte History Seeks New Home – Pappas Properties to Award Legendary Queen Park Cinema Signage to Contest […]

Traditional Building Conference Series Visits Durham

Durham, NC is the final stop in the 2015 Traditional Building Conference Series; Materials and Methods is the theme. The […]

Hickory historic properties survey completed

HICKORY — Hickory’s Historic Preservation Commission has completed an updated survey of the city’s historic properties, identifying potential candidates for […]

Park planned for downtown Raleigh to highlight African-American legacy in NC

Raleigh, N.C. — Organizers are one step closer to building a park dedicated to highlighting the African-American experience in North […]

Preservation NC reaches goal, gets “new” cars!

Earlier this year, Preservation NC sent out an appeal for new wheels, and received an overwhelming response!   We let […]

How places of the past are perfect starting point for building future

By Sarah Woodard David This summer, I took my children to Alamance Battleground, the scene of a pre-Revolutionary War skirmish. […]

Preservation group has big plans for neglected Loray Mill neighborhood

Carl and Gladys Carpenter have watched the Loray Mill’s residential redevelopment command all the attention in west Gastonia over the […]

With tax credit back, historic renovations likely to ramp up

Developers around the state are dusting off dormant renovation projects after the legislature restored historic preservation tax credits in its […]

McCrory goes to Burlington to celebrate tax credit’s revival

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory and one of his Cabinet chiefs have taken a victory lap of sorts […]

McCrory doesn’t want to ‘fight again’ over historic tax credits

BURLINGTON — In the past year, Susan Kluttz and her staff traveled to 73 historic sites in North Carolina, drumming […]

Governor McCrory Celebrates Historic Tax Credits

Oct 14, 2015 Burlington, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz celebrated the […]

Governor McCrory, Secretary Kluttz, to celebrate restoration of Historic Tax Credits

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – For months North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Cultural Resources Secretary and former Salisbury mayor Susan […]

Hillsborough to use eminent domain to take over decaying Colonial Inn

HILLSBOROUGH–The Hillsborough Town Board will begin eminent domain proceedings to take control of the Colonial Inn, capping a 12-year struggle […]

State Historic Preservation ruling on Pinehurst coffee shop’s patio creates stir

A tiny patch of Pinehurst is creating a stir amongst coffee drinkers and the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office. And […]

Hillsborough looks toward town ownership of Colonial Inn

HILLSBOROUGH – Drawing applause from the audience in attendance Monday evening, the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to begin […]

Block by Block: Loray Mill’s New Life Sparks Hope for Old Neighborhood

As part of our “Block by Block,” series, this report takes you to Gastonia. In the early 20th century, Gastonia was […]

Tax credits victory

A Big, Big, Big Win Myrick Howard Woo-hoo! With the resolute support of Governor Pat McCrory as well as a […]

Memorial Industrial School added to National Register of Historic Places

The Memorial Industrial School site is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Forsyth County received notification that […]

Hillsborough may seize control of historic inn

Hillsborough, N.C. — Town commissioners are weighing a possible eminent domain action to take control of a Hillsborough landmark. The […]

Whitted School one step closer to local historic status

DURHAM — While the James A. Whitted School is already listed on the National Register of Historical Places, developers have […]

Beth Pancoe’s heart is in preservation, saving the story of a building

As water levels recede and residents begin to recover from the torrential rainfall and flooding, it’s amazing to think there […]

200-year-old plantation home being restored in Columbus County

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – At one time, there were nearly 100 plantation homes built along or near the Cape […]

NC to sell two historic homes in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH – The state announced Friday that it will sell two historic homes near the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh, […]

For sale: North Carolina to sell prominent Blount Street mansions

For more than a century, the Second Empire-style Heck-Andrews House has held court over the comings and goings along downtown […]

Family, alumni push for national historic designation for former African-American school in Raleigh

RALEIGH John Goode learned agriculture, arithmetic and French at the Berry O’Kelly Training School. He also learned leadership skills that […]

Chatham Historic Courthouse project wins award

Preservation North Carolina has presented Chatham County with a major statewide award recognizing the rebuilding and restoration of the Chatham […]

Boone Tavern Nominated for “Best” in Historic Hotels of America Awards

Boone Tavern, the historic hotel owned by Berea College, has been nominated for the Historic Hotels of America Awards of […]

Aberdeen Officials Get First Look at New State Program to Enhance Downtown

The new Downtown Associate Community program is designed to provide Aberdeen with the organizational foundation required for long-term downtown economic […]

Pender County considers permit for Historical School Museum

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A public hearing will take place in Pender County Monday night to consider a Special […]

Durham City Council chooses police headquarters design that doesn’t include Carpenter building

DURHAM — City staffers will move forward with a design for the new Police Department headquarters that doesn’t include saving […]

Historic rehabilitation funding option clears legislature

The legislature has approved a bill that would allow local governments to make grants or loans toward the rehabilitation of […]

Chatham historic courthouse project earns Carraway award from Preservation NC

Pittsboro, NC –  Preservation North Carolina has presented Chatham County with a major statewide award recognizing the rebuilding and restoration […]

Preserving the Past

WINTON – The reasoning behind an effort to establish a historic district here in Hertford County’s oldest municipality is twofold: […]

State Lets 1920s Prison Crumble

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A mothballed state prison that closed more than two decades ago is slowly crumbling in Buncombe County […]

State’s Historic Preservation Tax Credits boosts economy

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Historic marker keeps Pfafftown legacy out front

The latest generation of Pfafftown residents celebrated the recognition of a 229-year-old community trying to hold tight to its heritage […]

N.C. historic tax credit restored

RALEIGH — A reinstatement of the historic preservation tax credit is included in the state budget approved last week by […]

Editorial: History wins one in the legislature

The legislature giveth and the legislature taketh away. It is now pretty certain that North Carolina’s compromise budget will restore […]

Restoration of historic tax credits important for Lenoir

LENOIR, NC…Following months of the NC General Assembly, the North Carolina budget bill includes the restoration of the historic rehabilitation […]

Editorial: The power of preservation

The new state budget has thousands of details to sift through and analyze. One item, however, was an immediate hit […]

Clement shares insights on preservation at opening of state conference

Clement spoke Wednesday afternoon at Preservation North Carolina’s annual conference in Salisbury about the importance of revolving funds in the […]

Home News NC budget bill includes provision to spur restoration of historic buildings

The latest version of the North Carolina budget bill to go before the General Assembly includes a provision for historic […]

Preservation North Carolina Annual Conference in Salisbury Wednesday-Friday

SALISBURY — “Revolving Funds Rock” is the theme to Preservation North Carolina’s Annual Conference to be held in Salisbury Wednesday […]

Budget restores historic preservation, medical exemption tax credits

The legislature, particularly the Senate, heeded constituents in agreeing to restore a limited level of film production grants and historic […]

‘Historic Resources Survey’ of Downtown Boone Begins, Public Workshop on September 23

The Town of Boone Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) announces that work will begin this month on a Historic Resources Survey […]

Asheville passes plan to save historic buildings

ASHEVILLE — The city and Buncombe County now have a plan to protect historic buildings. But how much effect the […]

City council discusses historic preservation

A panel was held in the Merrimon-Wynne house Sept. 2 to discuss the state of historic preservation in Raleigh. The […]

Future remains uncertain for downtown historic jewel

For more than half a century, Lexington’s downtown post office functioned as just that: a post office, the place to […]

Land Trust announces preservation of Fort York site

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has announced the preservation of one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites at […]

Bill proposes ‘opt-out’ to historic districts

Rep. Mark Brody Sponsors House Bill 799 Raleigh – A piece of legislature in the North Carolina House, sponsored by […]

North Carolina’s Historic Preservatin Tax Credits could be coming back

The 30 percent tax credit homeowners once received from the state of North Carolina for restoring historic properties, and the […]

A look inside the $3M Cascade Saloon redevelopment project

The ceilings and floors in the old Cascade Saloon in downtown Greensboro are crumbling, but Rentenbach Constructors sees beyond the […]

N.C. Cultural Resource secretary urges lawmakers to include historic preservation credits in budget

N.C. Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz is making a final push to convince state lawmakers to include historic preservation tax […]

An old schoolhouse in Eden becomes the art studio for show that will be exhibited in NY and Paris

EDEN — Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques sat in front of his computer screen in his Paris photography studio studying the image of […]

Preservation North Carolina’s annual conference will be in Salisbury Sept. 16-18

Preservation North Carolina’s Annual Conference will be held in Salisbury Sept. 16-18 at various locations throughout the city. The conference, […]

N.C. hous eweaves tales from the 1700s

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A vacant, aging house barely visible behind trees and brush holds rich tales of its history. […]

Historic Raleigh home from 1795 now under contract

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN_ – One of the oldest houses in Raleigh is now under contract after being moved off its […]

Manteo hopes to turn a national spotlight on its history

MANTEO, N.C. — The town of Manteo is hoping to get a historic designation to raise its prestige and boost […]

Pauli Murray House Receives Generous Donation From Iron Mountain Inc.

On Monday, August 17, the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice and Iron Mountain Inc., the data storage […]

Historic, vacant North Queen Street building for sale

The building standing just north of the railroad on the east side of North Queen Street has been many things […]

Hickory mayor, Governor McCrory rally for historic tax credits

HICKORY — Many historic buildings have become something of local landmarks for Hickory thanks to restoration by business owners, but […]

Our view: Cities, towns need return of historic tax credits

The third year of a governor’s four-year term isn’t often given over to political stumping, but this year was like […]

Historic Wilmington Foundation Presents Preservation Awards

Historic Wilmington Foundation recently presented its annual Preservation Awards to 15 individuals and organizations, recognizing “restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, […]

Huntersville could lost a historic black gym (2-minute Charlotte)

2-Minute Charlotte gets you caught up on the day’s most important local news before your coffee has a chance to […]

NC selling 6 historic houses on Person Street

RALEIGH – The 1896 Lamar House has been vacant and slowly deteriorating since the state bought the North Person Street […]

History detective unveils mysteries in wood

The Woodleys House in Weeksville is slowly coming to life. It is an historic structure whose provenance has been the […]

NC Cultural Resources Department has plans for Heck-Andrews House

RALEIGH – Officials with the state Department of Cultural Resources have plans for the historic Heck-Andrews House on North Blount […]

Revive the historic tax credit to revive NC’s downtowns

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD: The American Tobacco complex in Durham is often cited as what the state’s historic tax credit […]

Manteo looks for a brighter future by turning a national spotlight on its history

MANTEO, N.C. — The town of Manteo is hoping to get a historic designation to raise its prestige and boost […]

Governor, Senate Leader Urge Action on Different Tax Bills

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and Senate Republicans held dueling rallies Wednesday seeking support late in this year’s session from […]

MCCrory pushes NC tax credits for historic preservation, but some not convinced

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Some Republicans have not only been at odds with each other over the budget negotiations, they […]

Uncertainty over tax credits stalls preservation projects

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – As state lawmakers continue hammering out a budget, some historic preservation projects in the Port City […]

The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found?

MERRY HILL, N.C. — Under a blistering sun, Nicholas M. Luccketti swatted at mosquitoes as he watched his archaeology team […]

Spotlight: If these walls could talk

Even a 214-year-old house can be full of new surprises. Intriguing new details of the history of Haywood Hall – […]

Raleigh’s Crabtree Jones House is finally under contract

The Crabtree Jones House was built in 1809, for the prominent Wake County and state politician, Nathaniel “Crabtree” Jones, and […]

After 30 years, NC still undecided on historic Blount Street mansion

RALEIGH – The ornate exterior of the mansion that industrialist Jonathan McGee Heck built on North Blount Street in Raleigh […]

National Register Adds 15 North Carolina Places

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 15 individual properties and districts across the state […]

Manteo resumes drive to become a National Historic District

Nearly 20 years after the municipality first considered the possibility, the Town of Manteo may be moving closer earning the […]

Flooding, fire reported at Colonial Inn while Hillsborough waits for owners’ plans

HILLSBOROUGH – Businessman Francis Henry brought news from the historic Colonial Inn to the Town Board before sharing his hopes […]

User-friendly: Historic Preservation Commission upgrades procedures

The New Bern Historic Preservation Commission provided an update to aldermen last Tuesday on work it has done to modernize […]

Restoration projects in Buncombe and Henderson counties receive federal grant funding totaling $21,500

Two Western North Carolina projects in Buncombe and Henderson counties were each awarded a grant from the 2015 Federal Historic […]

Waxhaw names first main street manager

Waxhaw’s historic downtown district was built in 1889 and the 360 acres within it have remained a cornerstone of character […]

Christman Announces New Greensboro Regional Office

Redevelopment Plans for Greensboro’s Historic Cascade Saloon Announced Christman Capital Development Company (Christman) has announced the signing of a statement […]

Historic buildings in Mooresville to be surveyed

Seeking to preserve reminders of its past, Mooresville is preparing for a comprehensive survey of historic properties in and around […]

No Stranger to the Endangered: City, county collectively preserving spaces

North Carolina is primarily recognized by preservationists for its tobacco barns, mill villages and one-room schoolhouses. Many of these historic […]

Apex historic house on the move

APEX – If the house at 7328 Roberts Road could talk, it would tell a century’s worth of stories. And […]

Proceed cautiously

In deliberating expansion of Beaufort’s Historic District, we urge caution. A story by News-Times staff writer Jackie Starkey in Friday’s […]

Mount Airy Downtown Inc., make changes to facade grants

The Mount Airy Downtown Inc. recently made some changes to its facade grant program, and while that means a little […]

Rutherfordton church to demolish historic home

RUTHERFORDTON — The Rutherfordton Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) unanimously approved a request from the Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church to demolish a […]

Worth Saving

On a clear day you can see the skyline of downtown Charlotte from the roof the Loray Mill, the 600,000-square-foot […]

Satterfield House effort ramping up

With July now here, restoration plans for the historic Satterfield House also are heating up — including a new website […]

Durham Historic Preservation Commission nixes (again) Greystone project

One of the few things more massive than the Greystone Apartments project is the headache that ensues after listening to […]

Church seeks land for parking, development

DURHAM — In order to meet the needs of a growing congregation, the Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church is one step […]

UNC humanities team brings century-old mill into digital age

What was once the region’s largest mill under one roof is now the subject of the largest digital humanities project […]

Two towns benefit from Main Street Program

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Ayden and Williamston are among nine communities in North Carolina achieving Main Street Status. “The new […]

Foundation asking Mecklenburg for $4.2 million to help restore Carolina Theatre

The Foundation for the Carolinas is slated to ask Mecklenburg County commissioners on Tuesday for a $4.2 million grant that […]

Op-Ed: The exasperating state of historic tax credits in NC

‘South Carolina is eating our lunch,” quipped a legislator at a recent committee meeting about economic development. For a native […]

EDGEFIELD — A big brick building downtown that once was a cotton warehouse could be demolished soon. The two-story structure […]

House’s fate still in limbo

BEAUFORT — A change of heart spared this town’s Board of Adjustment from granting a variance to two lots at […]

SECU to buy Blue Cross’ landmark Chapel Hill HQ for $35M

CHAPEL HILL – A State Employees’ Credit Union land deal announced Wednesday will preserve a landmark building and bring new […]

Parker-Patton house opens for historic estate sale

Heirlooms and antiques from seven generations of one of Asheville’s most prominent families will be revealed this weekend as the […]

Review: Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage: A book We All Need

Comprehensive and unprecedented, “Winston-Salem’s Architectural-Heritage” is a book like no other in Camel City history. Providing historical context along with […]

18th century house in Wilmington undergoes restoration

WILMINGTON | Once inside the DuBois-Boatwright House, Beth Pancoe gravitates to an exposed beam where two walls meet. An adoring […]

Editorial: Historic preservation: It’s not too late to restore the tax credits

As the Raleigh crowd hunkers down for the budget showdown, Gov. Pat McCrory and state House leaders should insist that […]

Local preservation champion dies at age 80

GREENSBORO — Anita Schenck loved Governor Morehead’s Blandwood Mansion. In the 1960s, she helped raise $400,000 to preserve the 19th-century […]

Durham plays host to Rosenwald Schools conference

DURHAM — Over the years, noted North Carolina educator Dudley Flood has earned degrees from N.C. Central, East Carolina and […]

Senate budget leaves out tax credits

The Senate budget recommendations for economic development mirror the overhaul unveiled last week. The budget, introduced Monday, highlights limited additional […]

Preservation trust conference starts Wednesday in Durham

DURHAM – On St. Mary’s Road out in northwest Durham County, there stands a white frame building with twin front […]

Store in 600 block getting two new Coca-Cola murals

Mark Ray thinks two new Coca-Cola murals will be one more step toward the revitalization of the 600 block of […]

Hendersonville tries to preserve ballpark

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — The city of Hendersonville wants to preserve an old ballpark. Berkeley Mills Baseball Park was built in […]

McCrory to tour tax credit program in Mooresville

Gov. Pat McCrory and Susan Kluttz, N.C. secretary of cultural resources, will visit a historic building in Mooresville on Friday […]

18th-century home unveiled during Clemmons fundraiser

CLEMMONS — Myrick Howard and the rest of the folks at North Carolina Preservation were secretly thrilled when they learned […]

North Carolina Church Offers Parish House to Whoever Can Move it

The catch in the giveaway is the request to keep the historical house, built by a 19th century Southport merchant, […]

Winkler-Perkins House may be demolished

The historic Winkler-Perkins House at the corner of Bridge and South streets in Wilkesboro could face demolition if the Wilkesboro […]

A worthy tax credit

This year’s General Assembly has spent a lot of time repairing and patching the great ideas that last year’s legislature […]

All aboard! Trolley tours showcase historic neighborhoods

A history lesson for Winston-Salem residents old and new, the Preserve Historic Forsyth trolley tours went through 20 of the […]

Editorial – Tax credit worth restoration

This year’s General Assembly has spent a lot of time repairing and patching the great ideas that last year’s legislature […]

Group puts out 2015 ‘Most Threatened Historic Places’ list

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | Overgrown cemeteries, rural churches, historic African-American churches and old Wilmington houses are among the structures on the […]

Raleigh comes to Sylva in support of historic tax credit bill

If traffic seemed a bit slow through downtown Sylva on Friday (May 22), it probably had something to do with […]

Historic preservation credits, increased film incentives pass House budget

A pared-down film grant program and modified historic preservation tax credits are part of the N.C. House budget, but it […]

Rosenwald Schools conference set here June 17

DURHAM — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host the 2015 National Rosenwald Schools Conference, “Sharing the Past, Shaping […]

City of Winston-Salem accepts bids for to-be-moved house

The City will accept offers to purchase the house only – located on a lot at 2423 Reynolda Road. The […]

Editorial: NC Senate should give ground on House budget proposal

The state House budget is a long way from enlightened and certainly isn’t helpful to the middle class, a characteristic […]

Editorial: New hope for tax credits

North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit would be partially restored under the version of the state House budget released Sunday. […]

House budget restores historic tax credits, medical deductions

Raleigh, N.C. — Members of the House Finance Committee will take up a budget bill Monday afternoon that would at […]

NC House budget plan would restore historic preservation and medical expense exemptions

The N.C. House is using its state budget proposal to revive several intensely debated tax credits, including historic preservation projects […]

McCrory continues to push for historic tax credits

The words “Save our history” and “Restore state historic tax credits” were displayed in bright, red letters on the marquee […]

McCrory: Reinstate historic tax credits

Gov. Pat McCrory visited the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis Thursday morning to encourage the General Assembly to reinstate the […]

Historic home becomes event venue

PILOT MOUNTAIN — “Historic preservation provides current and future generations a tangible link to our collective heritage through the continued […]

Kinston Drugstore Added to National Register of Historic Places

The protests we see today echo a movement that was felt in eastern North Carolina more than 50 years ago. […]

National Register of Historic Places adds Flat Rock structures

Additional historic structures in Flat Rock have been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in updated documentation filed […]

Durham Historic Preservation Commission to discuss possible Watts-Hillandale tear-down

Few events rile the residents of a historic district like a new home—especially when it requires the demolition of a […]

Caswell site added to National Register of Historic Places

Eighteen properties in North Carolina, including places in Caswell and Guilford counties, were added recently to the National Register of […]

Painting of Cape Lookout Lighthouse Complete, Tours Start May 12

Now looking younger than its years with a fresh coat of paint, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will open for public […]

Wake County celebrates historic sites

Steve and Debbie Brown stood looking out over the Robertson Mill Pond for a few minutes. Steve was thinking about […]

Old German Baptist Brethren Church listed as historic place

The Old German Baptist Brethren church at 4916 Charnel Road has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, […]

Tours and other events mark historic preservation month in Winston-Salem

Forsyth County history buffs have a feast of offerings for Historic Preservation Month in May, with events around the county […]

Umstead store, house get historic nod

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has included the D. C. Umstead Store and House near Bahama […]

Senate committee approves Brock’s historic grant bill

The North Carolina Senate’s Finance Committee on Tuesday passed a measure allowing counties and cities to give grants or loans […]

NC Senate panel votes to let counties, town offer historic preservation grants

Counties and municipalities could create their own incentive programs for historic preservation under a bill that passed the Senate Finance […]

Senator insists bill no substitute for state tax credits

RALEIGH–A sponsor of a measure that would give local governments responsibility for historic preservation efforts said Tuesday it’s not necessarily […]

NC bill would turn control of historic preservation incentives over to local governments

A Senate bill committee passed a bill Tuesday that would allow local governments to make grants or loans toward the […]

Editorial: Even if Senate won’t take up historic preservation tax credits bill, there is still hope

Historic preservation-tax credits were effective and popular. Cities of all sizes across the state were putting them to good use […]

Tar Heel: Shirley Simmons leads Fuquay-Varina’s preservation efforts

FUQUAY-VARINA Shirley Simmons is standing inside the building that served as post office for the community of Fuquay Springs in […]

Oldest house in North Carolina open to public this weekend

A restored house in Edenton built circa 1719 will be open to the public for the first time this weekend. […]

Editorial: Historic tax credits boost economic development

The N.C. Senate should join the House of Representatives in restoring the historic preservation tax credit. The Republican-controlled General Assembly […]

Restore tax credit for preservation

The N.C. Senate should join the House of Representatives in restoring the historic preservation tax credit. The Republican-controlled General Assembly […]

Town hears updates, proposals

Town Hall had a full agenda Monday night during the monthly meeting of the Elkin Board of Commissioners, who met […]

Downtown Salisbury honored by national organization

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – The National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has accredited […]

Bill on rehabilitation of historic structures pulled from panel at last minute

RALEIGH — A key Senate leader decided Tuesday to pull his bill from a State and Local Government committee that […]

Facade deemed historic

The question surrounding the historic listing of the rock façade, known as the former Greenwood Building at 115 W. Main […]

‘Hitting our mark:’ Main Street program helps revitalize downtown Kings Mountain

Kings Mountain was one of 35 North Carolina communities to receive accreditation by the National Main Street Center for its […]

Glen Alpine residents renovate and reuse historic buildings

When George and Jacqueline van Arnold moved to Burke County, they knew they were looking to buy a fixer-upper home. […]

Preservation tax credit bill may falter in Senate

A bill to revive the state historic preservation tax credit faces possible death in the N.C. Senate despite Gov. Pat […]

Federal official’s letter spells out danger to Pinehurst’s historic landmark status

PINEHURST – The village could lose its National Historic Landmark status if additional changes are made to the Village Green, […]

Speller: Hidden treasure in Edenton

One of North Carolina’s hidden treasures will be unveiled for all to see Friday and Saturday during Edenton’s Pilgrimage of […]

Restored 300-year-old house in N.C. to open to public

EDENTON, N.C. A roughly 200-year-old L-shaped tree branch girds the front corner of the oldest house in North Carolina, which […]

Legislators draw criticism for inaction on tax credits

Two members of the Fisher family on Friday cranked up the heat on Rowan County’s state legislators for inaction on […]

Lestine Hutchens: State support is needed on historic preservation

As state legislators, and specifically our state senators, continue to decide the fate of a valuable economic development tool that […]

Editorial – Restore tax credit for preservation

The N.C. Senate should join the House of Representatives in restoring the historic preservation tax credit. The Republican-controlled General Assembly […]

Governor calls for restoration of historic tax credits

Gov. Pat McCrory joined Susan Kluttz, secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, in New Bern Wednesday to support […]

Halifax Resolves anniversary to be celebrated this weekend

On April 12, 1776, a group of North Carolina patriots met in the small county seat of Halifax and vowed […]

McCrory continues tax credit tour, says state’s future rooted in its past

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory made a second stop in the east Wednesday, continuing his state historic tax credit […]

Pioneering Triad developer, historic preservationist, dies

A redevelopment pioneer who resurrected historic properties across the Triad, Southeast, Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin, has died. DeWayne Anderson, the […]

Governor, secretary to visit New Bern to tout tax credit

Gov. Pat McCrory will join Susan Kluttz, secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, in New Bern on Wednesday […]

McCrory and Kluttz to spotlight historic preservation tax credits during Goldsboro visit

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and NC Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz are planning a stop in Goldsboro […]

Exhibit sees beauty in disused homes

RALEIGH – The timing is coincidental, but organizers hope it’s also serendipitous: An exhibit of photographs of abandoned houses in […]

Legislative update: House pushes for new historic preservation tax credit; Southport residents could see lower electric rates

Historic preservation tax credits are once again a topic of discussion in Raleigh. N.C. House members hosted a press conference […]

N.C. Senate unlikely to take up House historic tax credit bill

The attempt by the state House to restore a smaller amount of historic preservation tax credits will be allowed to […]

Preserving historic tax credits

The state’s historic preservation tax credit, left for dead by the General Assembly last year, is making a comeback, fueled […]

Historic pottery kiln in Matthews may go on National Register

R.F. Outen Pottery in Matthews, the last known historic pottery kiln in Mecklenburg County, may soon earn a spot on […]

House bill partially restores historic preservation credits

RALEIGH — A bill that restores a reduced version of North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credits is in keeping with […]

Seeking new life for historic mill

A piece of Cleveland County history will be sold at auction this month. The historic Double Shoals Mill at 110 […]

House lawmakers push historic preservation tax credits

RALEIGH–A bipartisan group of House members pushed their version of a new historic tax credit Tuesday, saying it would boost […]

The facts about revived N.C. historic tax credit bill awaiting Senate debate

The House bill that passed Thursday seeking to revive North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit looks a lot different than […]

Historic preservation tax credits back on agenda of some

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The House speaker and the secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources will discuss a bill […]

Preservation Durham assessing ‘needs’

DURHAM–After 40 years’ operation, Preservation Durham is rethinking what it does, and inviting the public to join in. “We have […]

Durham’s Pauli Murray home named ‘National Treasure’

DURHAM–The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the childhood home of attorney, priest and civil-rights activist Pauli Murray a […]

Editorial: Historic tax credits: Senate must bring reinstatement home

The restoration of popular and effective historic preservation tax credits just passed an important hurdle, but their ultimate fate is […]

NC Senate bill would Dorothea Dix site to highest bidder

A bill filed late Thursday by three Republican N.C. senators would put the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property up for bid […]

Recycling: Opening of Loray Mill shows the power of recycling

When we think of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” the words that go with the recycling symbol, I am overwhelmed with “reuse” […]