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!

In the Beginning: A Look Inside the Oldest Church in NC

For 282 years’ worth of Sundays, someone has sat, and stood, and sung, and knelt, and prayed here, in this […]

Architectural historian to speak here

Longtime local history buffs might recall an inventory of Surry’s architectural treasures which was conducted by Laura A.W. Phillips in […]

Historic preservation topic of upcoming workshop

WILMINGTON — Historic preservation for homeowners and home buyers will be the topic of a workshop by the Historic Wilmington […]

Citizen Green: Correcting Reynolda’s whitewash

Winston-Salem is a city that cares about its history, as Mayor Allen Joines noted during the May 14 unveiling of […]

Turning back time

WHITE OAK — Though the crowd was small Saturday at harmony Hall Plantation Village, the grounds were abuzz with the […]

New bed and breakfast seeks to provide an escape for those with special needs

On a hill in Nebo, a new bed and breakfast seeks to provide a quiet and comforting place where families […]

TEE TIME: Tryon turns 100

Celebrating a 100-year anniversary is an accomplishment for any entity, even more so for a country club described as “nestled […]

It’s a race against time to save the Salvo Day Use area cemetery

Efforts to help repair and save the Salvo Day Use Cemetery – also known as the Midgett Cemetery – are […]

City wants restored skyscraper to be the state’s Great Places award winner

GREENSBORO — Here’s your chance to turn a Greensboro landmark into one of North Carolina’s “Great Places” and earn bragging […]

Raleigh church seeks help with its stained glass windows

RALEIGH – Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new entrance and reception area at Edenton Street United Methodist […]

Historic hospital renovation project inches forward

A proposal that would turn Waynesville’s historic hospital, the first public hospital in North Carolina, into affordable housing units, is […]

Historic Wilmington Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary + Preservation Month-Saturday, May 7th

May is National Preservation Month-and this year is a particularly special May for the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF). This year […]

Celebrating Madison County’s farm buildings

There are at least 10,000 barns in Madison County, according to a conservative estimate by the Appalachian Barn Alliance — […]

Forgotten folk art palace for sale, cheap

GARYSBURG – As a boy in the Depression, Q.J. Stephenson wandered into the woods out of need, trapping muskrat, mink […]

Opponents say pipeline a threat to local history

As part of what they called a “surprise attack” on utility companies Tuesday, pipeline opposition groups and leaders of the […]

State Cabinet official to visit city

On a previous visit to Mount Airy, Susan Kluttz drummed up support for reinstating historic tax credits that had aided […]

Bienenstock Furniture Library Hosts Free Events, May 11 & 13

As part of a week long (May 9-15) event christened “Celebrate The Old North State!”, the Bienenstock Furniture Library is […]

Historic house visits kick off preservation month

The kickoff event for Historic Preservation Month in Winston-Salem features a rare chance to look inside two historic houses on […]

Former Schoolhouse in Currituck County Gets Second Chance

Nearly 100 years ago, residents of Currituck County rallied to build a school for the underserved African-American population. Recently, residents […]

Living Legends

May serves as National Historic Preservation Month, a month dedicated to events promoting historic places, heritage tourism, and instilling a […]

Fire destroys historic hotel annex in Smokies

ELKMONT – The former Wonderland Hotel annex in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park burned to […]

Creating their own market

In its heyday, Loray Mill was the largest textile mill in North Carolina. The 600,000-square-foot factory employed more than 3,500 […]

50 years preserved: Historic Wilmington Foundation marks milestone

Historic Wilmington Foundation continues the observance of its 50th anniversary celebration during the entire month of May, which is National […]

Year after fire, St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church readies for rededication ceremony

Donald LaHuffman, 73, remembers a handful of times when he’s been touched by community support for a place dear to […]

Highway marker enshrines historic tobacco barns

BLAIRS — The Dan River Region’s historic tobacco barns will forever be remembered in history, thanks to a new highway […]

Historic Preservation Commission postpones fountain decision

The Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission decided to postpone a decision on the use of colored lighting at the Gateway Park […]

SALISBURY — For his decades of service to Historic Salisbury Foundation and preservation efforts in the community at large, Bud […]

Preservation Greensboro celebrates five decades at Blandwood Mansion

In 1966 bulldozers were poised to raze a bloated antediluvian structure leaking and collapsing on a prime block of downtown […]

Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?

Last year, the death of Freddie Gray in police custody placed his neighborhood in a tragic spotlight, highlighting an all-too […]

Historic Haymont Grill gutted by fire early Saturday morning

Sixty years of Fayetteville dining and community history collapsed early Saturday morning as the Haymont Grill & Steak House was […]

Why Historic Preservation Needs to Be Part of Disaster Planning

Natural disasters have taken a heavy toll on historic landmarks around the U.S. When Hurricane Katrina swept through parts of […]

NC sale of Blount Street Historic District house delayed

RALEIGH–The Council of State approved the sale of two more old houses in the Blount Street Historic District this week […]

Hendersonville downtown organization recognized for program excellence

The 2016 NC Main Street Conference was held this past month in downtown Goldsboro, NC. An annual event which involves […]

Effort to save historic nurses dorm in Gastonia is on hold

The salvation of a historic hospital dormitory in Gastonia will depend on whether someone commits to leasing space in it. […]

Family donates ‘Hager House’ to ensure preservation

A nearly 140-year-old home in Lincoln County was donated to Preservation North Carolina to ensure that the home’s historic integrity […]

Haymount’s Fair Oaks Manor has new offer by prospective buyer

The historic, antebellum mansion known as Fair Oaks in Haymount has a new prospective buyer. Suzanne Pennink, the real estate […]

Preservation Chapel Hill cuts executive director to save money

CHAPEL HILL–Preservation Chapel Hill let its executive director go last week in an attempt to cut expenses and stabilize the […]

Panel to discuss downtown’s future on Tuesday

LUMBERTON — A panel discussion on Tuesday night will focus on how to make visions of a revitalized downtown Lumberton […]

104 taps for Loray

An upscale gym became the first commercial tenant of the Loray Mill Loft Apartments early this year, offering a means […]

Old Chapel Hill Cemetery history goes deeper than graves

Out of the approximate 2,850 properties in North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places, only 73 of […]

Kings Mountain, Cherryville honored, Shelby to host 2017 event

Uptown Shelby learned March 17 it will host the 2017 North Carolina Main Street Conference, while Kings Mountain and Cherryville […]

Raleigh leaders ‘planning to plan’ Dix Park

RALEIGH With old and abandoned buildings strewn across 308 acres of lush hills just south of downtown Raleigh, the Dorothea […]

NC finds buyers for houses in downtown Raleigh historic district

RALEIGH The state’s efforts to find buyers for several old houses in the Blount Street Historic District have gone well […]

Inside the state-owned Blount Street Historic District houses – before they are sold (Photos)

Each of the 12 historic homes that the North Carolina state government is seeking to sell in downtown Raleigh’s Blount […]

Hamlet’s historic district could expand with national listing

HAMLET — The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 established a federal grant program to aid states in preserving historic […]

Rare 200-year-old slave cabin still stands. But will it be preserved?

A weathered, nearly 200-year-old slave cabin in northern Pasquotank County endures as its tenants once did. The cabin, obscured by […]

Kluttz thanks Salisbury for support of historic tax credits

Salisbury played an important part in reinstating historic tax credits for the state, according to Susan Kluttz, North Carolina secretary […]

Local builder works to restore historic cottage

A historic Wrightsville Beach cottage was recently purchased by owners dedicated to its preservation, and now the builder is working […]

Karen Hobson the new executive director for Historic Salisbury Foundation

SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation announced today the appointment of Karen L. Hobson as executive director effective immediately. Hobson returned […]

Missed opportunities: Raleigh’s architectural legacy threatened

Raleigh is blessed with a sophisticated legacy of modern residential and commercial architecture. After almost seven decades of influence by […]

Salisbury City Council to receive historic tax credit presentation

The Salisbury City Council will be talking about historic tax credits and the Connect NC Bond Act referendum at Tuesday’s […]

Wilmington’s historic district boosted by funding tools, national preservationist says

Wilmington’s success in preserving historic buildings comes partly from a unique funding tool that buys buildings before they are destroyed, […]

Sylva writer’s historic cabin purchased by county

In a tiny cabin on a sliver of property adjacent to the Jackson County Historic Courthouse, Sylva author John Parris […]

Aberdeen encouraging a new face for downtown

A new Facade Improvement Grant opportunity is encouraging downtown Aberdeen merchants to spruce up for springtime. With funding set aside […]

Fire Marshal: Hildebran school fire either electrical or arson

HILDEBRAN, NC (WBTV) – It’s been five days since flames ripped through the old Hildebran High School, but it’s still […]

Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates 50 years of local preservation efforts

A half century ago, a small group of forward-thinking Wilmington residents banded together to protect the downtown landscape against the […]

Coleman Mill makes National Register of Historic Places

CONCORD – Warren C. Coleman certainly made his mark on this town. From a revitalized mill building to a note […]

SpringBoard preps for new location

A renovated two-story mill house built in the 1800s at the Rocky Mount Mills will soon be home to the […]

Film celebrates philanthropist behind Rosenwald schools

Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was inspired when she heard civil rights leader Julian Bond speak about the 5,000 schools for […]

Investigation into fire halted over safety concerns

Investigators looking into the cause of the blaze that destroyed the old Hildebran High School say the exact cause can’t […]

Proposed mixed-use project includes historic Wilmington structure

Although he’s worked on traditional apartment complexes as a subcontractor in the past, a Wilmington resident and business owner envisions […]

Unstable walls at Hildebran School torn down to ensure investigators’ safety

HILDEBRAN – The charred remains of the old Hildebran High School have been knocked down so an investigation can begin […]

Commissioner tries to rally support for new Pamlico courthouse

BAYBORO – Pamlico County Commissioner Carl Ollison is seeking support for building a new courthouse and abandoning the board’s plans […]

Community devastated after flames gut historic Hildebran schoolhouse

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A beloved landmark, the old Hildebran schoolhouse, was gutted after a raging fire tore through the […]

100+ year-old historic home moved through downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A 106-year-old historic home was moved to a new location in Raleigh on Saturday. The move […]

Historic preservation committee plans for plaques

WENTWORTH — The oldest settlement in Rockingham County may soon proudly display its history on the faces of its many […]

Oakwood modernist house backed by NC Court of Appeals

Facing a continued challenge from its across-the-street neighbor, the controversial Oakwood modernist house won a victory Tuesday from the N.C. […]

Court: Modern home OK to stay in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood

Raleigh, N.C. — A modern home built in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood won’t go anywhere after the North Carolina Court […]

Susan Ladd: A case for renovation over demolition that resounds for Greensboro

Tout-ensemble. “It means all together, the entire thing,” preservationist James Perry told the audience at the 50th annual meeting of […]

TARBORO, EDGECOMBE COUNTY – According to the Tarboro Fire Department, a home known as “the Barracks” caught fire Sunday afternoon. […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation funding will help protect Flat Top Manor

Better fire protection is coming to Flat Top Manor at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park along the Blue Ridge […]

Heck-Andrews sale part of revival of Raleigh’s Blount Street

RALEIGH The N.C. Association of Realtors will use the upstairs of the old Heck-Andrews mansion on North Blount Street for […]

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 […]