WLOS: Blue Ridge National Heritage Area gets grants for craft trails project

WLOS: Blue Ridge National Heritage Area gets grants for craft trails project. “Craft artisans across the mountains are getting a big boost. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is getting $125,000 in grants to launch a system of driveable craft trails in 25 Western North Carolina counties.”

DigitalNC: More issues of The Chatham Record are now available on DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: More issues of The Chatham Record are now available on DigitalNC!. “Over four hundred issues of The Chatham Record were recently digitized from their microfilm formats and added to DigitalNC. These new issues range from 1923 to 1929 and supplement those from 1878 to 1904 which were already available. Printed in Pittsboro, North Carolina, The Chatham Record provided weekly news to the people of Chatham County.”

The Mount Airy News: Grant aims to preserve local church history

The Mount Airy News: Grant aims to preserve local church history. ” The State Library of North Carolina has awarded Surry Community College Library a $42,433 LSTA Church in Community grant worth $42,433 to help with digitizing histories of local churches. The grant requires a $4,582 match.”

State Archives of North Carolina: TranscribeNC is Now Live!

State Archives of North Carolina: TranscribeNC is Now Live!. “TranscribeNC, a transcription project hosted by the State Archives featuring 5 collections, is now live! We are recruiting volunteers to spend a little time helping to transcribe its first project — county draft board records of men who were drafted or enlisted during World War I.”

DigitalNC: Over 400 more issues of the Charlotte Post Now Available on DigitalNC

DigitalNC: Over 400 more issues of the Charlotte Post Now Available on DigitalNC. “More issues of the Charlotte Post, from January 1980 to December 1987, are now online at DigitalNC, courtesy of Johnson C. Smith University. This new batch of over 420 issues joins an additional 400 issues of the Charlotte Post that stretches from 1971 into 1996. Founded in 1878 as a weekly publication, it is still published today and services the residents of Charlotte as ‘The Voice of the Black Community.'”

Digital NC: Charlotte Post is now available

DigitalNC: Charlotte Post is now available . “Issues of the Charlotte Post, an African American newspaper out of Charlotte, are now online, thanks to partner Johnson C. Smith University. The Charlotte Post was founded in 1878 and is a weekly publication.”

6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State (NC State News)

New-to-me, from NC State News: 6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State. “As North Carolinians celebrate the many material and cultural resources of the state, we sometimes overlook one of its most noteworthy legacies: its unique dialect and language traditions. No state has a more diverse – or beguiling – dialect landscape. Over the past quarter of a century, the Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University has attempted to capture the language tradition of the Old North State by conducting more than 3,500 interviews with residents from Murphy to Manteo (literally!). In the process, North Carolina has become the most linguistically documented state in America, and all of the recordings are preserved in an online archive.”