DigitalNC: Eastern Carolina News New to DigitaNC

DigitalNC: Eastern Carolina News New to DigitaNC. “DigitalNC is happy to announce that we are now home to 51 late 19th century issues of Eastern Carolina News. We would like to thank our partners at Trenton Public Library for contributing this new title to our digital newspaper collection.”

DigitalNC: Over 200 films from Appalachian State University now on DigitalNC

DigitalNC: Over 200 films from Appalachian State University now on DigitalNC. “The films come from two collections at Appalachian: William R. and John W. Turner Concert and Dance Videos and the C. Howard Dorgan Papers. The Turner collection consists of films and audio recordings taken at bluegrass and old time music festivals, fish park gigs, and concerts in primarily the North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia mountains. The Dorgan collection contains films and audio taken at churches, mostly of Baptist affiliation, in Appalachia. Sermons, singing, and revivals are all documented in the films.”

UNC University Libraries: Half-Million Dollar Grant Will Extend Operations of North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

UNC University Libraries: Half-Million Dollar Grant Will Extend Operations of North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. “The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) at the University Libraries has received a $525,573 grant to extend its operations. The award is from the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services…. The grant will allow the center to continue to support its existing partners and to reach out to new partners to share their collections online.”

DigitalNC: The Zebulon Record, Now On DigitalNC

DigitalNC: The Zebulon Record, Now On DigitalNC. “Covering the years 1925-1956, The Zebulon Record focused on local agriculture, a main segment of Zebulon’s economy since its foundation in the early 1900’s. Tobacco, the largest local crop, is widely covered. Notices to farmers of agricultural events, such as a Boll Weevil Plague in 1941, were frequently reported.”

DigitalNC: The Tryon Daily Bulletin Now on DigitalNC

DigitalNC: The Tryon Daily Bulletin Now on DigitalNC. “Another new newspaper title, The Tryon Daily Bulletin, is now accessible on DigitalNC thanks to our partners, Polk County Public Library. Known as ‘The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper’, The Tryon Daily Bulletin delivered the news in Polk County, N.C., Monday through Saturday, as it continues to do to this day. Over 2000 issues spanning the years 1928 to 1942 are available to view, advertising local events such as church gatherings, political meetings, and events around town.”

DigitalNC: More Issues of the Greensboro Student Newspaper Added to DigitalNC

DigitalNC: More Issues of the Greensboro Student Newspaper Added to DigitalNC. “A gap in newspaper issues available from Greensboro, N.C. has now been filled thanks to our partners at the Greensboro History Museum. Close to 200 new issues of the Greensboro high school student newspaper, High Life, are ready to view online. These additions fill in years ranging from 1927 to 1958.”

DigitalNC: New Additions of The Carolinian Added to DigitalNC

DigitalNC: New Additions of The Carolinian Added to DigitalNC. “Issues of The Carolinian, from 1962 to 1964, have now been added to DigitalNC thanks to our partner, Olivia Raney Local History Library. The Carolinian is an active newspaper still published out of Raleigh, N.C., covering local, regional, and national stories that impact and interest the African American community at large.”

DigitalNC: The Concord Times is now available on DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: The Concord Times is now available on DigitalNC!. “520 issues of The Concord Times from 1923 to 1927 have recently been digitized and added to DigitalNC thanks to a nomination from our partner Cabarrus County Public Library! The paper from Concord, North Carolina, documents 1920s happenings around the town, the state, and beyond.”

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.”