September 12, 1977

A former student at the University of North Carolina, Jeff MacNelly created the comic strip, “Shoe.” On this day, it began being published in newspapers. 

September 13, 1925

The driest period for a long time in North Carolina was during the Summer of 1925. Governor Angus McLeanproclaimed a day of prayer for God to send rain. 

September 14, 1981

Jesse Helms appears on the cover of TIME magazine. 

September 15, 1938

Author of Look Homeward AngelThomas Wolfe, an Asheville native, passes away in Baltimore. 

September 16, 1711

The Tuscarora execute explorer John Lawson, who wrote A New Voyage to Carolina. The relationship between white settlers and the tribe had been deteriorating during the previous couple years