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!

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 […]

Rocky Mount Contracting Firm D.J. Rose & Son Inc. Donates Unique Historic Records to NCSU Libraries

The contracting firm D. J. Rose and Son Inc., based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has donated a major collection […]

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 […]

Duke Energy mulling Grove Arcade lease rights sale

ASHEVILLE – In a way, the Grove Arcade was built to fuel rumors. Its muse and creator, millionaire patent medicine […]

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 […]

Dix deal still in limbo after two years

Raleigh, N.C. — The fate of the Dorothea Dix campus remains in limbo two years after former Gov. Bev Perdue […]

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 […]

Downtown Raleigh boom leaves less affordable housing

RALEIGH — Downtown Raleigh’s population has nearly doubled since 2010, and thousands more people will move in by the end […]

Announcement Monday to reveal plans for possible expansion of Winston-Salem research park

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center plans to make “an important announcement” Monday that could be a fourth major renovation project […]

Couple begins restoration on historic farmhouse in Forsyth County

LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Rusty LaRue says he’s a workaholic by nature, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. That ethic will be […]

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 […]

Cameron Park recognizes its own history

RALEIGH — With a key location just across Hillsborough Street from what is now N.C. State University, and on a […]

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 […]

Beautiful home in Grimesland needs to be moved

By Kim Grizzard The (Greenville) Daily Reflector GRIMESLAND – It sounds too good to be true. Somewhere in rural North […]

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 […]

National Register adds three WNC historic places

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state […]

Preservation group offers tour to celebrate its New Bern roots

Preservation North Carolina, now responsible for saving more than 725 historic properties statewide, returned to its New Bern roots Sunday […]

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 […]

Couple restoring 1770 home in Pfafftown

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Jon and Suzanne Hanna gave the property a passing glance when they saw the “For Sale” […]

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 […]

Tour of historic homes features newly renovated El Nido

Restoration of El Nido, the 1921 Spanish-style bungalow at 520 W. Warren St., Shelby, has taken five years and is […]

Neely School Foundation receives $10,000 Preservation North Carolina Grant

On Oct. 10, the Historic Neely School Foundation was presented Preservation North Carolina’s 2014 Stedman Incentive Grant in the amount […]

Asheville’s roundhouse matters to many

ASHEVILLE – The roundhouse is missable. The 90-year-old building appears as an undistinguished structure of glass and brick from the […]

Neighbors pitch in to landscape modern Oakwood home

Raleigh, N.C. — After months of debate and court rulings, neighbors bonded together on Sunday to help with landscaping at […]

Changes come to Five Points area

DURHAM — By the end of next year, Kimbrell’s Furniture’s approximately 70-year legacy in downtown Durham may come to an […]

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 […]

DOT wants to demolish four buildings for new downtown transit hub

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to demolish four buildings within Wilmington’s National Register Historic District that were purchased […]

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 […]

Zebulon asked to consider joining Wake historic landmark program

ZEBULON — Overseers of Wake County’s Local Historic Landmark Program say Zebulon has plenty of buildings and sites of historic […]

2015 Tobacco Barns Grant Cycle Announced

2015 Tobacco Barns Grant Cycle Announced Preservation Virginia/JTI Tobacco Barns Mini-Grants Project Preservation Virginia and JTI Leaf Services are pleased […]

Conference examines cotton mills

Boiling Springs – A frontpage banner headline in The Charlotte Observer on Oct. 4, 1929, heralded the latest about a […]

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 […]

Tar River Center announces lecture series

LOUISBURG —The Tar River Center for History and Culture is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Lecture Series, focusing on “The […]

Chapel Hill home preservation efforts stalled due to expiring tax credit

Historic preservation in Chapel Hill has hit a roadblock. The North Carolina state historic preservation rehabilitation tax credits are set […]

Preservation group to guide mill effort

After years of debate, plans and study, the Hendersonville City Council pulled the trigger on a decision that could lead […]

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 […]

A decade later, American Tobacco Campus continues to revitalize Durham

Durham, N.C. — Julia Cobley remembers the days before the American Tobacco Campus when biking to lunch in downtown Durham […]

Dunbar Preservation Society works to put site on historic list

The Dunbar Preservation Society wants to pick up the work started years ago to put the local landmark site on […]

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 […]

County unsure of Whitted subsidy needs

DURHAM — The deputy county manager who is riding herd on the Whitted Junior High School redevelopment says it will […]

National Register Adds 12 North Carolina Historic Places

RALEIGH, NC  – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 12 individual properties and districts […]

The sad recent fate of historic Colonial Inn

No building is more beloved by the people of Hillsborough than the Colonial Inn. It was built in 1838 and […]

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 […]

State, local officials tour $39 million Loray redevelopment project

The thud of hammer blows and the buzz of power tools echoed through the Loray Mill redevelopment project Monday as […]

Central office back on agenda for city’s Historic Preservation Commission

SALISBURY — The proposed school central office will go before the city’s Historic Preservation Commission this week. The commission meets […]

Saving the Colonial Inn

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

Photos – Tour of the redeveloped Loray Mill in Gastonia

As published in The Charlotte Observer 8/13/14. Click here to see the photos. 

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 […]

Durham Historic Preservation Commission sends Greystone plan back for more work

As diplomatically yet directly as it could, the Durham Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday morning dissected Lomax Properties’ proposal for […]

State regresses on historic preservation

It’s difficult to strike up the band and hold a Main Street parade in any N.C. community to celebrate a […]

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 […]

The Jack Tar motel: The history and future of a Durham landmark

At 52, Jack Tar has let himself go. His paint, once vibrant Monaco blue, has faded to a pastel dusk. […]

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 […]

Budget plan deals blow to historic preservation tax credit

For Southeastern North Carolina, the news out of Raleigh this week on the film incentive front was disappointing. But it […]

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 […]

City plans to buy former mill building and tear it down

ASHEBORO — A budget amendment approved by Asheboro City Council members at their July meeting Thursday night paves the way […]

Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them.

RALEIGH, N.C. — In September, Louis Cherry, an architect here, received a building permit and the necessary approvals to begin […]

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 […]

2014 historic preservation grant awards to communities announced

All across North Carolina plans to build stronger communities will be enhanced by $93,000 in federal grant support for awards […]

175-year-old Hillsborough inn faces demolition

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A Hillsborough building with 175 years of history could soon come down board by board. The Colonial Inn […]

Spencer may ban curbside mailboxes in historic district

SPENCER — Fed up with an ongoing disagreement with the U.S. Postal Service, Spencer aldermen are considering a ban on […]

Artist restoring historic signs on downtown Wilmington buildings

A 94-year-old building in downtown Wilmington is getting new paint on its old signs. If you squint hard, you can […]

Cherry neighborhood rezoning sparks gentrification study

After the approval of a controversial rezoning in one of the city’s oldest historically black neighborhoods this spring, City of […]

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 […]

Chapel Hill: Council supports UNC foundation bid for old Chapel Hill library building

CHAPEL HILL — The Town Council voted Wednesday to recommend a UNC foundation’s $1.7 million bid for the old Chapel […]

Edenton a testament to the power of NC’s historic preservation tax credits

This week a critical decision could come from the N.C. General Assembly that will affect nearly every town and city […]

Reynolds building renovation may give downtown big boost

Winston-Salem – The revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem is an initiative decades long, with the effort gaining momentum in the late […]

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 […]

Downtown Greensboro’s The Dixie apartments come down

Monday and Tuesday were demolition days for The Dixie apartments. Demolition crews from D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc. early this […]

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 […]

Preservation NC president addresses Thomasville City Council

THOMASVILLE – Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina, addressed the Thomasville City Council on Monday about the work the […]

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 […]

NC to use drone to explore state historic site

SANFORD, N.C. — North Carolina is using a drone for research at a state historic site for the first time. […]

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 […]

Two more walls of historic Kilby Hotel in High Point collapse

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Around 3:15 p.m., two more walls of the Kilby Hotel collapsed. Crews were preparing to take […]

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, […]

Cuba calling: Local family explores roots in closed-off island nation

In late April, two Salisbury families were part of a group who explored Havana, a city beautiful but in decay, […]

Organization steps up to try to save hospital buildings

As part of a busy monthly meeting last Tuesday night, the Anson County Board of Commissioners heard from a group […]

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 […]

Building Up Community: Self-Help and the Maureen Joy Charter School

See this inspiring video produced by Self-Help about the Maureen Joy Charter School (formerly the Y.E. Smith School) in Durham, […]

Preservation groups concerned legislators might be ignoring rehabilitation tax credits

SALISBURY — Local and state historic preservationists have gone into a high-action, high-alert mode after learning that Gov. Pat McCrory’s […]

Smokies to close structures for historic preservation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will temporarily close three park historic structures this summer: the Joe Queen House in […]

New plans emerge for historic High Point hotel that once faced demolition

The crumbling Kilby Hotel, a 100-year-old building located in the historic African-American Washington Street neighborhood in High Point, may have […]

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 […]