Kitty Hawk

Slipping the Surly Bonds: Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

RALEIGH, NC December 17, 2013 – On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first successful powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft. The story of the Wright brothers began in Dayton, Ohio, where they owned and operated a bicycle store. Seasonal slumps in sales forced the brothers to expand, and they decided […]

Three Sheets to the Wind: On Flight They’re Dubious

KITTY HAWK, NC December 16, 2013 – On December 16, 1959, the Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society was formed in Kitty Hawk.  With a motto of “Birds Fly—Men Drink”, the society continues to party each year from the afternoon of December 16 until 10:45 a. m. on December 17, […]

Airlie Gardens a Hot Spot on the Map for Travelers Wanting To Taste a Piece of History

Wilmington, NC September 16, 2013 – Tobacco Road – which weaves through the heart of Raleigh’s farmland – touts a rich heritage. It’s a legendary stretch of region, one dotted with curing barns and – of all-things – college hoops. Just east of this North Carolina agricultural hub runs another […]