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.”

WCNC: CDHHS launches COVID-19 social media campaign to reach historically marginalized populations

WCNC: CDHHS launches COVID-19 social media campaign to reach historically marginalized populations. “The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a new social media marketing campaign as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.”

WRAL: Lt. Gov. Forest to sue Cooper over coronavirus shutdown orders

WRAL: Lt. Gov. Forest to sue Cooper over coronavirus shutdown orders. “Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said Thursday that he plans to sue Gov. Roy Cooper over alleged violations of the state Emergency Management Act during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘The governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State,’ Forest said in a statement.”

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: 2006 Issues of The Charlotte Post Online Now

DigitalNC: 2006 Issues of The Charlotte Post Online Now. “Known as ‘The Voice of the Black Community,’ The Charlotte Post not only delivers relevant national and global news, but focuses on black topics in and around the Charlotte, N.C. area. Creating space to vocalize achievements from the community, such as printing an entire supplement showcasing the black high school graduates of Mecklenburg County, as well as navigating issues normally left untold by U.S. news outlets, such as mental illness in the black community and the racial income gap, The Charlotte Post fills in an inequality information gap for all to benefit from.”

University of North Carolina: New Student-curated Online Exhibition Looks at Women’s Experiences at Carolina

University of North Carolina: New Student-curated Online Exhibition Looks at Women’s Experiences at Carolina. “‘Climbing the Hill: Women in the History of UNC’ focuses on women’s experiences at Carolina, covering a range of intersectional topics, including sexuality, race and age. The exhibition’s timeline begins before the admittance of the first female student, Mary McRae, in 1897, with artifacts including a dance card that men used to record their dance partners’ names when attending balls. Not only does the exhibition encompass the lives of women who lived on the Carolina campus, but it also looks at faculty, staff and the surrounding community. An example of this scope is a selection of books published by a 1970s and 1980s Carrboro-based children’s literature publishing company called Lollipop Power, Inc.”

John Stevens Cooper Family Papers, PC.2190: Featuring a Soldier’s Letters to Wife Left in Charge of the Farm, Family, and Slaves, 1863–1865 (State Archives of North Carolina)

State Archives of North Carolina: John Stevens Cooper Family Papers, PC.2190: Featuring a Soldier’s Letters to Wife Left in Charge of the Farm, Family, and Slaves, 1863–1865. “The John Stevens Cooper Family Papers (PC.2190) are remarkable for the series of letters from John to his wife, Elizabeth, while he served in the Confederate military in 1863 and 1864. This correspondence sheds light on John’s recognition of the fact that, in his absence, Elizabeth knew what was best for managing their farm and slaves. His letters further illuminate his homesickness, his lack of faith in the Southern cause, and, in two notable instances, his desolation upon encountering the enemy.”

NC Policy Watch: With state elections bill sleight of hand, GOP seeks to revive enjoined voter ID law

NC Policy Watch: With state elections bill sleight of hand, GOP seeks to revive enjoined voter ID law. “What started as a bipartisan effort to address the challenge of administering an election during the COVID-19 pandemic has devolved into a battle over another Republican attempt to require North Carolinians to show a photo ID to cast a ballot in November.”

ABC News: North Carolina racetrack ordered to close for defying executive order

ABC News: North Carolina racetrack ordered to close for defying executive order. “The racetrack has acted in ‘open defiance’ of the governor’s orders, the health department said. Its abatement order noted that on May 23, the Alamance County racetrack had ‘possibly as many as 4,000 spectators’ who came in ‘close proximity.’ Subsequent events on May 30 and June 6 also had more than 2,500 spectators and violated social distancing requirements despite notices from the state and Alamance County Sheriff’s Office to comply with the executive order, the health department said.”

New NCDC Addition: Mary Speed (Jones) Mercer Papers (State Archives of North Carolina)

State Archives of North Carolina: New NCDC Addition: Mary Speed (Jones) Mercer Papers. “In support of the She Changed the World initiative, the North Carolina Digital Collections has a new addition to our collections now available for viewing. The Mary Speed (Jones) Mercer Papers are digitized and can be found in the Civil War digital collection.”

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.”

WRAL: Experts, judge voice concern as NC’s prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spread

WRAL: Experts, judge voice concern as NC’s prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spread. “…documents obtained by a collaborative network of reporters across the state show that some symptomatic inmates have been transferred between facilities since the outbreaks began — moves prison officials say are consistent with medical guidance. Late on Monday — the same day inmates began flowing back into Piedmont CI and other prisons — a state judge issued an order requiring inmates to be tested for COVID-19 before being transferred.”

CNBC: North Carolina, GOP convention planners at an impasse over social distancing

CNBC: North Carolina, GOP convention planners at an impasse over social distancing. “Republican National Convention organizers appear to have hit an impasse with the state of North Carolina over social distancing at the party’s nominating convention, scheduled to be held in Charlotte in late August. After weeks of trading strongly worded letters, punctuated by angry threats from President Donald Trump to move the convention to a more accommodating city, the GOP organizers appear no closer to getting their desired green light for a massive gathering than they were a month ago.”

WBTV: N.C. reports 916 new COVID-19 cases as death toll nears 900

WBTV: N.C. reports 916 new COVID-19 cases as death toll nears 900. “North Carolina reported nearly 1,000 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The state says there are 916 confirmed new cases, bringing the state’s total to 28,859. The state also reported nine additional deaths, as the death toll has increased to 886.”