New Digital Collection: Revolutionary War Era (State Archives of North Carolina)

State Archives of North Carolina: New Digital Collection: Revolutionary War Era. “The Digital Access Branch of the State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to announce the newest collection in the North Carolina Digital Collections, the Revolutionary War Era…. The Revolutionary War Era digital collection consists primarily of court records, legal documents, correspondence, reports, and journals from selected government and private collections.”

The Robesonian: Social media causes controversial start to one-stop voting

The Robesonian: Social media causes controversial start to one-stop voting. “An investigation is underway after a Facebook page presenting itself as the Robeson County Board of Elections posted a cover photo with the words ‘re-elect John Cantey.’ The post comes at the start of one-stop early voting which began Thursday and will run through May 14. John Cantey is running for re-election to his Lumberton City Council seat, in which he represents Precinct 5 residents.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

GCN: NC rolls out criminal justice data portal

GCN: NC rolls out criminal justice data portal. “North Carolina’s Criminal Justice Analysis Center (CJAC) announced a new centralized, interactive portal for criminal justice data collected by agencies across the state. The Justice Data Portal aims to provide broad access to criminal justice data and is launching with data from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the FBI’s crime database.”

WBTV: North Carolina named most social media obsessed state in the U.S.

WBTV: North Carolina named most social media obsessed state in the U.S.. “The study analyzed the number of Google searches for social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in each state to see which ones had the most searches per month for every 1,000 people. It found that North Carolina was the most social media obsessed state, with over 9-million social media searches per month. When measured against the state’s population this results in an average of 867.87 social media related searches for every 1,000 people.”

State Archives of North Carolina: More Search Room County Record Microfilm Added to Discover Online Catalog (DOC)

State Archives of North Carolina: More Search Room County Record Microfilm Added to Discover Online Catalog (DOC). “We are excited to announce that 19 additional counties of Search Room microfilm have been added to our online searchable database, Discover Online Catalog (DOC)! The completed counties are Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Cleveland, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, and Greene.” North Carolina has 100 counties currently as well as a number of defunct entities, so this is very much a work in progress.

University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history

New-to-me, from University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history. “Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, or CommLand, a partnership with University Libraries, now features the stories of over 1,000 monuments across the state in all 100 counties. It is the largest and most extensive curated site devoted to a single state’s historical monuments and memorials.”

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Symphony excavates its past, and has big plans for 90th anniversary

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Symphony excavates its past, and has big plans for 90th anniversary. “For its 90th anniversary, the symphony is releasing four new virtual exhibitions throughout March featuring photos, artifacts, oral histories and highlights of nearly a century of music-making. The online exhibits focus on the following themes: the symphony’s founding; details on its 11 music directors; the history of its education programs and youth orchestras; and its integration in 1963.”

Coastal Review (North Carolina): Interactive maps show benefits of natural, working lands

Coastal Review (North Carolina): Interactive maps show benefits of natural, working lands. “Duke Univerity’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions launched last month the North Carolina Natural and Working Lands Dashboards for communities, land managers, nongovernmental organizations and the public to have access to information on these lands that ‘can store carbon, enhance community and ecosystem resilience, and provide many other social, economic and environmental benefits,’ according to the website.”

Washington Post: Google lowered its salaries in North Carolina. Now workers are protesting.

Washington Post: Google lowered its salaries in North Carolina. Now workers are protesting.. “Employees raised concerns that Google cut wages in the ‘Triangle’ area of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh in 2020 for new employees and those who moved there to lower levels than comparable metro areas, according to a letter posted this week on an internal forum obtained by The Washington Post and confirmed by employees there. That is a problem, they say, because the company is using the area as a place to help recruit more Black engineers.”

University of North Carolina: UNC researchers develop mapping tool to protect populations from environmental chemicals

University of North Carolina: UNC researchers develop mapping tool to protect populations from environmental chemicals. “NC ENVIROSCAN, a new online interactive mapping tool, helps North Carolina communities increase awareness of key environmental and societal factors that can impact health. Developed through a collaboration between the UNC Superfund Research Program (UNC SRP) and the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions (IEHS) in partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), this tool allows users to visualize trends across the state.”

WSOC: Google Fiber crews cause major water main break in Concord causing road closure, report says

WSOC (North Carolina): Google Fiber crews cause major water main break in Concord causing road closure, report says. “A major intersection in Concord was shut down while crews responded to a water main break that happened Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday morning, a Channel 9 crew could see Highway 29, which is Concord Parkway, had reopened after the incident. Pitts School Road remained closed east of Concord Parkway.”