Our Top Stories of 2013

From new revelations on the fate of the Lost Colony to BuzzFeed’s best jokes for history nerds, we’ve shared some pretty cool stories with you through our social media this year (if we don’t say so ourselves!). Top StoriesAs 2014 heats up, we took a look back at what you liked the most. Here are the 13 stories from 2013 that you liked best (in order):

  1. 21 Jokes Only History Nerds Will Understand  from BuzzFeed
  2. An overview of a Blackbeard’s demise from our This Day in North Carolina History blog
  3. Pictures of some interesting artifacts found at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck on National Geographic’s website
  4. The most famous book from every state, according to Business Insider
  5. An update on what may have happened to the Lost Colony from a newspaper in the United Kingdom
  6. More photos from the Queen Anne’s Revenge – these on our Flickr of a cannon recovery in August
  7. The story of  a mysterious shipwreck on a Pender County beach
  8. An NPR story on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Asheville connections
  9. The story of serial prison escape Otto Woods on our This Day in N.C. History blog
  10. A blurb on the The Land of Oz theme park in Beech Mountain
  11. The First 10 Works of Fiction You Should Read If You’ve Never Read a Book Before, according to Flavorwire
  12. 38 Signs You're From North Carolina, at least according to Buzzfeed
  13. A story on the similarities between Downton Abbey and Biltmore Estate from WUNC

Thanks for continuing to follow us! We can’t say enough how much we appreciate it, and how much we enjoy sharing the story of our state’s culture with you.

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