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!

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” […]

Bring back the historic preservation tax credit

One of the most foolish “tax reform” efforts of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly was the abolition of […]

MacRae-Willard House focal point of historic home tour

Martin Willard was well ahead of his time, bringing hybrid gas and electric technology to Wilmington more than 100 years […]

Cultural Resources Secretary Visits Morganton

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz visited Morganton Wednesday continuing her and Governor Pat McCrory’s push to restore […]

McCrory, Gaston Chamber celebrate Loray Mill lofts grand opening

GASTONIA–Gov. Pat McCrory basked Thursday evening before Gaston County business owners and civic leaders just hours after a measure he’s […]

Bill to restore historic preservation tax credits passes House

A bill that would restore state historic preservation tax credits was approved Thursday by the full House following the defeat […]

Nominations being accepted for preservation awards

Historic Salisbury Foundation will accept nominations through April 3 for its annual Historic Preservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals, companies […]

Rural Revival

Photographs of rural North Carolina homesteads are the focus of a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History. […]

House bill creating Historic Preservation Tax Credit could get final approval Thursday

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A bill to re-establish a Historic Preservation Tax Credit in North Carolina is one vote away […]

Inside Scoop: House adopts new historic tax credit program

The House approved House Bill 152 on a vote of 96-18 Wednesday afternoon. “There are projects all over the state […]

Revitalizing uptown: Tax credits for restoring historic buildings created economic growth

Since 1998, uptown Shelby has been revitalized with new apartments and businesses on Lafayette Street and the surrounding area with […]

NC House votes for historic preservation tax credit program

The N.C. House voted 96-18 Wednesday to reinstate tax credits for historic preservation projects – a program that expired as […]

NC House panel OKs historic preservation tax credits

The House finance committee on Tuesday approved plans to restore a tax credit for historic preservation projects, despite a few […]

Preserving Red Springs

RED SPRINGS — The creation of a local commission may be the best way to restart Red Springs’ efforts to […]

Bill to restore historic preservation tax credits passes committee

A bipartisan state House bill that would restore historic preservation tax credits – at a lower payout amount – passed […]

Modern Brokerage Announces an April 25th Real Estate Auction of the Historic Double Shoals Mill in Cleveland County, North Carolina

For those wishing to own a piece of North Carolina history, your opportunity will arrive on April 25th at 1:00 […]

Historic building’s new owner eager to see its original look

Laura Brousseau is moving her downtown business from one Main Street location to another, and hopes to return the historic […]

Bid to restore historic preservation tax credits set to begin

The first major legislative push on restoring historic preservation tax credits begins today in a House Finance committee hearing. House […]

City Council combines planning board, historic preservation commission

The Lexington City Council voted to merge the duties of the Lexington Historic Preservation Commission with the Lexington Planning Board […]

Gov. Pat McCrory, officials push for historic tax credit legislation

The North Carolina Main Street Conference, a three-day gathering of statewide leaders, concluded in downtown Morganton with message from Gov. […]

An up-close look at $68M renovation of historic Gastonia textile mill

Charlotte may not be the only market that’s eager for apartment development. Loray Mill Village, with 190 apartments in a […]

Carson House setting for new children’s book

A new children’s book about McDowell County’s most important historic site is now available for young and old to read. […]

Raleigh Historic Development Commission opposes downtown hotel plan

RALEIGH – A city board has weighed in against a plan to lift the historic designation at the proposed site […]

Kelly Autumn Carroll and Suzanne Carroll: Why we need historic preservation tax credits

On March 4, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and the editorial board of the Winston-Salem Journal […]

Berger, Moore quizzed on privilege license, historic tax credit

Raleigh, N.C. — Local officials from across North Carolina didn’t get the support they were looking for Wednesday when legislative […]

Historic Salisbury Foundation to hold annual meeting April 9

SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation will hold its 42nd annual meeting at 6 p.m. April 9 at Salisbury Station, 215 […]

Salvaging history, restoring the economy

Alamance County lawmaker Steve Ross is taking a leading role in a piece of legislation that has impact not just […]

UNC closer to acquiring historic building

The UNC College of Arts and Sciences is one step closer to moving into its new office at 523 E. […]

Governor proposes tax credit to preserve historic structures

Governor McCrory recently presented his recommended budget for the state. The budget, which focuses on education and job creation, also […]

Telling the story: State leaders tout historic tax credits on Alamance County tour

Pulling out a map of North Carolina covered in small dots, N.C. Rep. Steve Ross said this was the impact […]

Editorial: Keep tax credits

Generally speaking, state lawmakers do not like to pass up opportunities to increase tax revenue without raising taxes. Such an […]

Key GOP senator submits own historic tax credit bill

The odds for restoring the state’s historic preservation tax credits may have improved with the submission of the Senate version […]

City, state leaders tour historic downtown to discuss preservation

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear region, especially Downtown Wilmington, is full of historic buildings and landmarks. And now […]

NC Bill Could Reinstate Historic Preservation Incentives

WILMINGTON — A recently introduced bill could reinstate incentives used to preserve North Carolina historic buildings. The North Carolina Historic […]

Cultural Resources Secretary to visit Wilmington on historic tax credit tour

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other area elected officials will join the Secretary of the NC […]

McCrory seeks Surry support for tax credits

Many people enjoyed seeing Gov. Pat McCrory during a program here Wednesday, but he also asked for something in return: […]

Preserving communities’ historic cores

RUTHERFORDTON — With many of its commercial and residential properties located in a designated historic district or on the National […]

Editorial: Preservation tax credits: Legislature should pass compromise bill

Principle has been pitted against practicality as the N.C. House considers a compromise bill that would revive the state’s historic […]

Temple of Israel subject of next preservation talk

A recent restoration of the state’s oldest synagogue is the focus of the third lecture in the Preservation Talks series. […]

Triad project lands national historic preservation award

A redeveloped former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. building in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter has been named one of “Preservation’s Best […]

House bill could revive state historic preservation credits

A bipartisan House bill submitted Wednesday would revive the state’s historic preservation tax credits at an expected lower value per […]

Lawmakers file bill to create Historic Preservation Tax Credit

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A bipartisan-sponsored House bill filed Wednesday would create a new historic preservation tax credit in North […]

NC House Republicans file bill on historic tax credits

Several Republican House members filed a bill Wednesday to bring back the state’s historic preservation tax credit program – a […]

Historic Carolina Coach 1939 depot in Raleigh up for demolition

RALEIGH — A 76-year-old warehouse site in downtown Raleigh is up for demolition, prompting outcry from those who see opportunity […]

Former Ashe County mill added to National Register of Historic Places

CRUMPLER — A special designation, 31 years in the making, has finally been awarded to the Wooten-Cockerham Mill complex in […]

Abandoned house photos make accidental political statement

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

Streetscapes: How old is old enough for a building to be labeled historic?

The article below is from a Minneapolis-based paper, but asks questions that are relevant in NC. Historic preservation is typically […]

Lawsuit filed in attempt to prevent demolition of Old Hildebran School

A lawsuit has been filed against the Town of Hildebran and the company hired to demolish the old Hildebran School […]

Support Pours In to Save Exchange

Amid a rush of donations and new business, the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange is working with Preservation North Carolina to ensure […]

Efforts underway to renew expired historic tax credit

As of this year, North Carolina no longer has its long-standing Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which was credited by many […]

State official to visit Mount Airy

State Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz’s is scheduled to visit Mount Airy on Feb. 26 as part of a […]

No tax credits could hinder hotel project

A decision by the N.C. General Assembly is making historic renovations in Stanly County more difficult. The state’s Historic Preservation […]

N.C. Editorial: Communities at stake

In his “State of the State” address to the legislature Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory recommended reinstating some form of the […]

My Turn by Joe Morris: Neighborhood preservation essential to community success

I was very heartened to attend the press conference recently with Gov. Pat McCrory and Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan […]

Bring back NC’s historic preservation tax credit

Perhaps N.C. Republicans were so busy taking care of big business with various tax breaks last session they simply overlooked […]

Speller: Exhibit features preservation

Driving through eastern North Carolina, I still enjoy a pastime I developed as child — gazing at old, abandoned homes […]

Tree-ring science reveals Edenton home’s age

For years, history-minded folks in Edenton – and there are a lot of them in North Carolina’s second-oldest town – […]

Project saves tobacco barns, creates jobs

Preservation Virginia’s tobacco barns project has led to repair and preservation of some of the county’s old tobacco barns — […]

Wilmington’s Brookwood neighborhood earns national historic status

One of Wilmington’s “newer” older neighborhoods is the latest to join the ranks of historic areas in the city to […]

Some legislators, policy makers remain undecided on tax credits

As Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz tours the state to promote a restoration of North Carolina’s historic tax credits, the […]

New bill would restore film, historic preservation tax incentives

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — A bill filed today in Raleigh calls for restoring several tax incentives, including credits for film […]

If walls could tell their stories

Historic preservation is in the news. In his “State of the State” address, Gov. Pat McCrory said North Carolina needs […]

In Salisbury, McCrory touts tax credits for historic preservation

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory says renewing the state’s historic preservation tax credits is vital to communities small and large because […]

Locals join push to restore tax credits

North Carolina’s historic tax-credit program expired at the end of 2014, but there’s local support for efforts to see the […]

McCrory, Kluttz tout tax credit benefits at city hall

Gov. Pat McCrory and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz on Monday visited Salisbury, touting the importance of reviving tax credits […]

Editorial: Preservation tax credits: Restore them to keep reviving our communities

In his “State of the State” address to the legislature Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory recommended reinstating some form of the […]

Governor McCrory, Secretary Kluttz stopping Salisbury Monday on behalf of Historic Tax Credits

Governor McCrory and Secretary Kluttz speaking on the HTC in Concord on January 30 Governor McCrory and Secretary Kluttz speaking […]

Rehab of Prince Charles, other decaying properties relies on tax credit

From 1998 through 2014, North Carolina’s government offered a financial tool that helped redevelop nearly 2,500 run-down and dilapidated residential […]

History comes alive in stay at Bellamy Mansion’s slave quarters

The setup was perfect for a low-budget horror flick: A group of college students armed with little more than sleeping […]

Mill house designated as historical symbol

DAVIDSON — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission has committed to saving a home on Delburg Street as a symbol of […]

303 Delburg: a symbol of ‘social division’

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Tagging buildings with an official historic designation is traditionally about preserving a part of the past worth […]

Storm windows appease historic commission and homeowners

The Wrightsville Beach Historic Landmark Commission voted to allow storm windows to be installed over the deteriorating windows of the […]

Restore historic tax credit

People looking for evidence of bipartisanship in Raleigh, for politicians willing to reach across the aisle and forge partnerships with […]

Historic district guidelines established

AHOSKIE – After 38 years since the first Façade Grant Program Initiative was begun in downtown Ahoskie in 1977, and […]

Susan Kluttz column: Importance of Historic Tax Credits to Hickory

By SUSAN KLUTTZ I was honored to be in Hickory on Jan. 10 for the ribbon-cutting of the former Piedmont […]

McCrory offering new plan for historic tax credit

Durham, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory plans to push a revised tax credit for rehabilitating historic properties across North Carolina […]

State officials cite American Tobacco to promote tax credits

DURHAM — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is touting Durham’s American Tobacco complex as the sort of project that shows why […]

Contract signed to demolish Hildebran school building

HILDEBRAN — Days after Hildebran’s town council voted 4-1 to tear down the town’s nearly century-old school building, the mayor […]

Guide leads Bellamy Mansion journey

Walking into the Bellamy Mansion Museum in downtown Wilmington is a profound journey back into the antebellum South. And guiding […]

Dan Forest: Value of historic preservation tax credits

As lieutenant governor, it is my responsibility to ensure that we protect the treasured history, culture and fabric of our […]

McCrory and Kluttz in Concord for preservation tax credits

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – Cities across North Carolina, in conjunction with the NC Metro Mayors Coalition, are working towards the […]

Gov. McCrory joins bid to restore historic preservation tax credits

NC Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz’s name was misspelled in the video accompanying this story. Cities across North Carolina, […]

Grant programs better than historic preservation tax credits

RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers made the right decision when they ended state historic preservation tax credits. Those who support […]

Family lovingly preserves historic Lincoln County mill

By restoring a Lincoln County mill, John and Cyndi Dellinger of Lincolnton have taken their place in the region’s once-thriving […]

Oaklawn renovation set to get under way

The Oaklawn School was once a thriving, vibrant educational institution for African Americans in Lincolnton. But, for more than a […]

N.C. official calls for renewing historic property tax credits in visit to downtown Fayetteville

Gov. Pat McCrory sent his secretary of cultural resources to Fayetteville on Tuesday to continue pressuring his fellow Republicans who […]

Commissioners back nomination of Memorial Industrial school site for National Register

The Forsyth County commissioners gave their support Monday to an effort to get the Memorial Industrial School site designated as […]

New Bern looks at updating its historic preservation rules

New Bern’s Historic Preservation Commission is looking at ways of updating the guidelines for property owners in historic districts. Tim […]

Kluttz: ‘Philosophy’ obstacle to historic projects help

ASHEVILLE – An alternative way to give incentives for preservation of historic buildings suggested by legislators would not work as […]

Sustainable Glenwood

AS A CHILD, UNCG MFA candidate Catherine French spent hours exploring her great-grandfather’s drug store, a plain, vernacular space with […]

Western Wake towns benefited from now-defunct historic tax credits

FUQUAY-VARINA — Two or three decades ago, downtowns around western Wake County were largely lifeless. But in the mid-’90s and […]

Developer aims to finish Stone’s Warehouse by 2016 as Raleigh agrees to sell

RALEIGH — Stone’s Warehouse is set to become one of the largest redevelopment projects the city has seen, and perhaps […]

McCrory Makes High-Profile Push for Historic Credit

RALEIGH — Spurred on by Gov. Pat McCrory, who has assembled a coalition to restore discontinued historic preservation tax credits, […]

Our view: General Assembly should revisit lapsed historic preservation tax credits

Tax credits for historic preservation are a proven job-creating tool the General Assembly should revisit. State and federal incentives are […]

NC tax break that helped rebuild downtown up for debate

ASHEVILLE – Local and statewide groups are pushing for the restoration of a tax break some say was crucial to […]

Apartments taking shape, reviving heritage downtown

CONCORD, N.C. — Construction crews are working to convert an old furniture store in downtown Concord to an apartment complex, […]

Spring Garden home shows benefits of historic preservation

It was a beauty before it became an eyesore, and it came within days of being a vacant lot. But […]

Tax credits for fun, profit and history

“Should I tell him the ‘Tooth Story’?” Susan Kluttz already had my full attention well before asking her colleagues that […]

Historic Flat Rock goes in-depth for updated nomination

FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock’s history has been well documented in books, stories and newspaper columns for decades. Now the […]

City urging state to resurrect historic tax credits

Drawing attention to historic preservation projects that have worked in the past and a big one they hope will work […]

Susan Ladd: Legislature should restore historic preservation tax credits

Greensboro has an asset few North Carolina cities can claim. Charlotte doesn’t have it. Raleigh doesn’t have it. And they […]

After expiration in 2014, tax credit could return at lower rate

State leaders are looking toward history to help provide jobs and boost North Carolina’s economy. For years, Rowan County residents […]

Advocates Call for Restoration of Preservation Tax Credits

STATEWIDE — Now that the state legislature is back in session, advocates are hoping lawmakers will consider restoring historic tax […]

State leaders mount effort to restore tax cuts for important sites

An envoy of Gov. Pat McCrory visited a redeveloped hospital here Monday to kick off a statewide tour in support […]

Historic preservation advocates petition for incentives

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Curt Stiles and his wife Sharon live in a downtown Wilmington house that’s got someone else’s […]

After last year’s legislative session, city leaders in NC watch, worry

After efforts last year to strip cities and towns of zoning powers and tax revenue, mayors across North Carolina will […]

Dryborough historic status sought

Portions of Dryborough may soon have a national historic designation and become part of New Bern’s Downtown Historic District. A […]

Mayors lobby for tax credits

A group of 26 North Carolina mayors, including those from the Triad’s four largest cities, have started a petition drive […]

State representative reports ‘deal’ with Raleigh on Dix property

RALEIGH — A state representative reported on Twitter on Sunday night that there was a potential deal between the city […]

Petition seeks to restore NC historic preservation tax credits

With a few weeks to go before the state legislature gets back to business, proponents of historic preservation tax credits […]

The Thomas Bullard House in Sampson County has survived everything from Sherman’s army to Hurricane Hazel

AUTRYVILLE – The Yankees took the food. Nearly a century later, Hurricane Hazel took the porch and chimney. But today […]

Historic Wilmington Foundation hosts series of talks

The Historic Wilmington Foundation has scheduled the first in a planned series of preservation talks. N.C. Reps. Susi Hamilton and […]

Hendersonville hopes to get ballpark on historic register

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Hendersonville officials are researching the history of Berkeley Mills Park in hope of getting the ballpark on […]

The Grinches who stole the tax credit

Governor McCrory and others are advocating the restoration of the historic preservation tax credit. They raise the larger question of […]

Matthews honored for preservation efforts

The town of Matthews is among three U.S. municipalities and counties added to the list of Preserve America communities. The […]

Tar Heel of the Year: Raleigh architect Steve Schuster

RALEIGH — It’s a few minutes past the scheduled start time of Steve Schuster’s early December meeting with city of […]

Sunset tax credits for historic rehab draw final push by developers

The future of a popular tax credit for historic mill preservation may come down to how much it is missed […]

Gov. Pat McCrory pushes renewal of preservation credits

Gov. Pat McCrory helped launch a new campaign Monday to renew a tax credit that supporters say has helped lure […]

McCrory assembles ‘coalition’ to restore historic preservation tax credits in NC

Gov. Pat McCrory called on state legislators this week to restore tax credits for historic preservation projects, saying the Senate […]

NC historic tax credits face resistance

North Carolina’s Historic Preservation Tax Credits, which expire next month, face an uphill climb in the General Assembly despite the […]

Governor McCrory Highlights Importance of Historic Tax Credit at BuzziSpace Grand Opening

High Point, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory was in High Point today for the grand opening of the North American […]

Historic home downtown faces possible demolition

Wilmington – By this time next year, a 165-year-old structure at the corner of S. Front and Ann streets in […]

Expiration of historic preservation tax credits likely to have ripple affect

While the decrease in North Carolina film incentives has gotten a lot of press, the expiration of the state’s historic […]

House Tour features block party

Less than a week before the Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents its annual Christmas Holiday House Tour, preparations in the […]

Interior restoration under way at Korner’s Folly in Kernersville

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – Doré Korner’s historic bedroom in Korner’s Folly has been called the Rose Room for as long as […]

History in the making

MURFREESBORO – A lot of research….40 years to be precise….will be the subject of a book tracing the rich history […]

In Belmont, preserving historic charm a focal point

A Belmont committee is exploring whether the city should move to further protect properties in a historic district in and […]

Love at first sight

CORAPEAKE – Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. When John and Susan Shultis arrived in Gates County […]

Historic tax credit sunset spurs jump in NC renovation proposals

CLAYTON — A building that once hummed with the whir of more than 100 people operating 10,000 spindles now lies […]

Hamlet Tornado Building receives award

HAMLET — The Tornado Building Antique Vehicle Museum and the restoration of the historic 1892 replica of the Tornado steam […]

Preservation group seeks to save historic neighborhood grocery building

A nearly century-old structure important to New Bern’s past faces demolition next spring unless steps are taken to keep it […]

Historic school for blacks to be restored in Grier Heights

One of Charlotte’s most notoriously troubled neighborhoods will unveil plans Tuesday to restore and put back into use an 87-year-old […]

In Days Before They Expire, Questions Surround HIstoric Preservation Tax Credits

Knowing that North Carolina tax credits for historic preservation expire at the end of this year, property owners have been […]

Former pastor wants to build museum of history along Yadkin River

SPENCER — One man is trying to bring history to the forefront along the Yadkin River. Gary Hauze, a retired […]

Historic Preservation as an Engine for Urban Renaissance

“After years of steady growth, Raleigh is receiving significant national attention as evident in the regular accolades bestowed on the […]

Oakwood home spurs discussion over Raleigh’s historic districts

Raleigh, N.C. — It was the pink elephant in the room that brought over 100 people to a meeting at […]

Oakwood modernist house opponents fire back ahead of Monday forum

RALEIGH — Anticipating a Monday forum, opponents of Oakwood’s modernist house are lobbying neighbors about what kinds of architecture should […]

Extreme Moving: How to Move an Entire House

For most people, moving day means oceans of bubble wrap, mounds of boxes and a load of stress. Now imagine […]

Modern Home in Raleigh Overcomes Historic Preservation Challenge

Superior Court Judge Elaine Bushfan announced yesterday that she will rule in favor of a contemporary home in the Historic […]

Judge to rule in favor of controversial Oakwood modernist house

RALEIGH — Superior Court Judge Elaine Bushfan announced this week that she’ll rule in favor of a controversial modernist house […]

Historic Rev. Plummer T. Hall Housein Raleigh ready for real-estate debut

RALEIGH — Last year, after generations of family ownership, the deed for the Rev. Plummer T. Hall House ended up […]

Tax credit to help historic preservation sadly falls thanks to Republicans

North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit has been a valuable asset to the state, enticing developers and residents to restore […]

Lawmakers may revisit tax credit

State lawmakers did not renew a tax credit program that’s helping transform the shuttered Loray Mill into a residential and […]

North Carolina lawmakers press for special session to pass film subsidies, economic development bill

North Carolina lawmakers are pressuring Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to call a special session of the state legislature to pass […]

House Deemed Too Modern to Exist is Tweeting for Its Life

Yesterday, closing arguments wrapped up in a case that will decide the fate of a home in Raleigh, North Carolina’s […]

Historic preservation supporters vow to return next legislative session for tax credits

RALEIGH, North Carolina — The tax credit that helped people rescue historic businesses and homes in 90 of North Carolina’s […]

Saving the Colonial Inn

The Colonial Inn has dodged another bullet, and that is cause for some relief. But the landmark building that has […]

Excluded from budget, extension of state historic preservation tax credit program uncertain

After being cut from a state budget proposal signed off on by the legislature, the extension of North Carolina’s historic […]

Historic preservation tax credits may get 2015 review

State support for historic preservation tax credits appear destined to expire at the end of the year. But the program […]

State Senate blocks renewal of preservation credits

DURHAM — Advocates conceded Friday that the N.C. Senate has blocked an extension past the end of the year of […]

Keith Urban Makes Plea for Historic Preservation

Keith Urban has written an editorial advocating the historic preservation of country music landmarks. With the headline “Keep Music Row’s […]

House committee hopes to restore historic tax credits

Raleigh, N.C. — The state would continue offering tax credits to owners who rehabilitate historic industrial structures if a provision […]

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts 7/28

EDENTON, N.C. — Even in a town’s earliest days, there is a need for rules and justice. An archaeological investigation […]

Owner wants to tear down Hillsborough’s historic Colonial Inn

HILLSBOROUGH — Bear, the black cat that neighbors call the Queen of West King Street, might be the Colonial Inn’s […]

Outlook dubious for historic preservation tax credits

Supporters of the state’s historic preservation tax credits continue to lobby leading House and Senate lawmakers charged with crafting a […]

Fuquay-Varina enjoys thriving downtown districts

FUQUAY-VARINA — Starr McDowell sat on a bench and waited for her son to come out of Service Barber Shop. […]

Fight over Craven Terrace: Former allies disagree on renovations

The New Bern Housing Authority is moving forward with a $27.3 million project to redevelop Craven Terrace that includes demolition […]

Tax credits: Keep the ones for historic preservation

Winston-Salem – The North Carolina General Assembly needs to engage in a little historic preservation, namely of a credit that […]

Negotiations on hold for $1.5m Webbley home

It was May 2013 when O. Max Gardner III announced he would be selling his historic Webbley home, a Cleveland […]

Our View: Renovation tax credit could help Rockingham

You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” You can often see the evidence for that […]

McCrory hopes to save tax credit; aids historic preservation efforts

BEAUFORT — The state’s historic preservation tax credit will be revamped in an effort to appeal to lawmakers to include […]

Proposed elimination of historic tax credits could impact county

The possible elimination of the state’s historic preservation tax credit program would mean the proverbial wrecking ball to any future […]

Save N.C. historic preservation tax credits

North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credits will sunset at the end of this year if the legislature does not include […]

Tax credits for historic preservation are vital

The North Carolina General Assembly needs to engage in a little historic preservation, namely of a credit that gives those […]

Tax credit for historic preservation is part of NC budget negotiations

The future of a popular state tax that has helped communities across the state save historic homes and revitalize downtowns […]

38-year-old program inserted back into N.C. House budget

Barring a change of heart, the state’s historic preservation tax credit program will survive for at least another year. The […]

Political Notebook: House includes historic preservation tax credits in $21B spending plan

It pays to save history, or at least that is what state lawmakers in the N.C. House decided on telling […]

Houst committee backs historic preservation tax credits

An imperiled program that gives tax breaks for historic rehabilitation projects in North Carolina found a lifeline Wednesday. The House […]

NC credit to preserve historic properties pays for itself many times over

What if North Carolina had an effective, proven way to preserve historic properties, create thousands of jobs and attract millions […]

Legislators face decision on preservation credits

DURHAM — A state tax credit that helped finance the renovation of the American Tobacco campus and other former tobacco […]

Support the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program

The Preservation Society today urges support for the proposed Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program that will continue North Carolina’s legacy of […]

Editorial – Tax credits for preservation help renovate houses, commercial property

The fate of state tax credits that encourage historic preservation is in the hands of the N.C. House of Representatives, […]

Legislators face decision on preservation credits

DURHAM — A state tax credit that helped finance the renovation of the American Tobacco campus and other former tobacco […]

For him, this farm is family

Curtis Booker hadn’t been over to Leigh Farm in a while, so he paid a call the other day and […]

Governor to visit High Point this afternoon

HIGH POINT — Gov. Pat McCrory will make an economic policy announcement with regards to the historic preservation tax credits […]

Effort underway to save historic preservation tax credits

With the 2014 General Assembly less than a month from session, the City of Wilmington has updated its legislative agenda […]

Wood Offers Clues to Past

RALEIGH — The answer to when exactly the historic Crabtree Jones House was built may be ingrained in its own […]