This week on the Down East Journal, a Wilmington author explores a colonial era war in eastern North Carolina that allowed the state's western expansion. Plus, new commentary from Joan Carris and the Garden Journal. Listen for the Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
Backdrops and props for theater productions are normally temporary and change frequently. But a 155 year-old hand painted curtain at Thalian Hall in Wilmington has survived – and is thought to be the oldest stage curtain in the United States.