Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: Queen Elizabeth II & UNC football

On October 19, 1957, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip saw their first football game, and it starred UNC and Maryland. The football game, held at Maryland, was part of the Queen’s first state visit to the United States. In

#TBT: Student Protest at UNC

In the lead up to First Amendment Day, we’ve highlighted some of the student protests held at UNC during the 1960s and 1970s. Our series culminates today with Jim Wallace’s striking coverage of a civil rights demonstration on Franklin Street

#TBT: UNC Campus, Then & Now

Think campus looks different after all the summer construction? It’s nothing compared to the changes since 1942. We wanted a more direct comparison, so we used Knight Lab’s Juxtapose tool to make this slider: Our favorite buildings (Carroll Hall and

#TBT: Moon Landing

Forty-eight years ago today, the Eagle landed and Neil Armstrong took one small step and a giant leap. All three members of the Apollo 11 crew—trained at Morehead Planetarium in January 1968. UNC has another connection to the Apollo 11

#TBT: Krispy Kreme’s 80th Birthday

Krispy Kreme opened its first store 80 years ago today in Winston-Salem. To celebrate the beginning of the famous North Carolina company, we’ve created a gallery (at the bottom of the page) of news articles, ads, and photos from its

#TBT: The Bookshop

After 32 years, The Bookshop (the one with the cats) is closing its doors for good next Saturday, July 15th. Founders Linda Saaremaa and Bill Loeser opened the store in 1985 after buying the 400 W. Franklin St. building. Both