Coastal Review: ‘Harm’s Way’ Exhibit Shows Century of Storms

Coastal Review: ‘Harm’s Way’ Exhibit Shows Century of Storms. “The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center has collected accounts and artifacts from the storms that have molded the coast into what it is today and has compiled ‘Harm’s Way: How Storms Have Shaped Our Communities, Our History and Us,’ an exhibit and online resource that tells how the last hundred-plus years of storms have affected Hatteras, Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.”

Smoky Mountain News: WCU unveils new economic tool

Smoky Mountain News: WCU unveils new economic tool. “A new tool that compiles a mind-boggling array of economic and demographic data and presents it in a simple map-based interface will give economic developers, public servants and private citizens the tools to make more informed policy decisions across the region and the state. “Say you’ve got an RFP (request for proposals) through a particular lead source, like the Economic Development Partnership or Duke Energy,” said Rich Price, Jackson County’s economic development director. “A lot of those proposals are requests for information that really drill down into specific demographic or land-based data. If you’re a one man show as an economic developer, you don’t always have that information readily available.” For Price and other economic development professionals, those days may be drawing to a close with the introduction of Western Carolina University’s North Carolina Data Dashboard. “

Mountain XPress: UNC Asheville students and faculty seek out Cherokee history

Mountain XPress: UNC Asheville students and faculty seek out Cherokee history. “Sometimes you’re asked to help plan a reunion. Rarely, if ever, does it result in a $50,000 grant. But this was the case for Trey Adcock, UNC Asheville assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program. An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, Adcock was approached last year by Eastern Band members from the community of Snowbird. As former students of the now defunct Snowbird Day School, the group hoped Adcock might assist with organizing and reaching out to fellow former classmates. Since the school’s closing in 1965, no such reunion had ever taken place…. In late February, UNCA announced that Adcock was one of seven national recipients of the White Public Engagement Fellowship. With the $50,000 grant, he and a team of students and colleagues began work on a project that they believe will take a minimum of two years to complete. The undertaking involves collecting, preserving and digitizing the stories of the Snowbird Day School through oral histories and archival research.”

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to North Carolina in World War I Digital Collection

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to North Carolina in World War I Digital Collection. “As part of the statewide World War I commemoration, we have digitized 60 additional materials from the Military Collections and Private Collections of the State Archives of North Carolina. Most of the additions to the World War I digital collection are selections from the collections listed below.”

State Archives of North Carolina: New Items Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., Added to NC Digital Collections

State Archives of North Carolina: New Items Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., Added to NC Digital Collections. “To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, we have added 74 new items from the Daniel K. Moore governors’ papers collection to the Civil Rights digital collection. These items mostly consist of correspondence and clippings from 1968 relating to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

DigitalNC: Over 350 New Photos From The Forest History Society Now Online at DigitalNC

Digital NC: Over 350 New Photos From The Forest History Society Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over 350 new photos have been digitized and uploaded to DigitalNC, courtesy of our partner, the Forest History Society. Located in Durham, North Carolina, their organization is dedicated to the preservation of materials about forest history and conservation. While their mission is to promote and collect materials about forest and environmental preservation around the world, these photos are specifically about North Carolina’s history of forest and wildlife conservation.”

DigitalNC: New Paper, the Hertford County Herald, Now Available

DigitalNC: New Paper, the Hertford County Herald, Now Available. “The Hertford County Herald, courtesy of Chowan University, is the newest paper available on DigitalNC, with issues up that span the years 1914-1923. The Hertford County Herald was established in 1910, and was published in the town of Ahoskie, North Carolina. The paper, which came out every Friday, was comprised of 8 dense pages to keep residents of Hertford County informed.”