University of North Carolina School of the Arts: New UNCSA Archives Digital Collections portal now available

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: New UNCSA Archives Digital Collections portal now available. “The UNCSA Archives staff is excited to introduce the new UNCSA Archives Digital Collections, your portal to digitized material from the Archives. Here you can search or browse over 13,000 digitized photographs and posters from the Archives collections.”

WECT: Grave of 1898 victim discovered, funeral planned 123 years later

WECT: Grave of 1898 victim discovered, funeral planned 123 years later. “It’s been 123 years since the infamous 1898 Wilmington Massacre and the first grave of one of the Black people killed during that tragic day has been discovered. Joshua Halsey is buried in an unmarked grave in Pine Forest Cemetery off Rankin Street. Members of a non-profit research group called Third Party Project were able to locate his grave after handwritten maps in the Pine Forest registry were digitized.”

State Archives of North Carolina: Dobbs County Record Discovery!

State Archives of North Carolina: Dobbs County Record Discovery!. “Dobbs County was created in 1758 from Johnston County, named in honor of Arthur Dobbs, the Royal Governor of the colony of North Carolina. In 1791, not wanting to be reminded of the colonial past, Dobbs County was abolished and divided into Lenoir and Glasgow counties, named after current political figures. Very few series of historical documents are kept in the Archives from Dobbs since the Lenoir County courthouse burned in 1878 and 1880, destroying almost all the Dobbs County records. Land records and wills make up the bulk of our holdings for the defunct county. Now we are proud to say we also have a court docket for Dobbs County!”

WRAL: Three Triangle school districts with a vaccine mandate are an outlier, survey finds

WRAL: Three Triangle school districts with a vaccine mandate are an outlier, survey finds. “Person County has a total public and private student population of just 4,367, meaning those cases represent more than 1 positive case for every 25 students in the county. That’s the highest rate of any county in the state. Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Orange and Durham County public school systems all have vaccine mandates in place for their staff members, although religious and medical exemptions are allowed.”

WRAL: FEMA delivers help to struggling Wake County EMS

WRAL: FEMA delivers help to struggling Wake County EMS. “New state-of-the-art ambulances and trained EMS crews are arriving in Wake County on Friday. FEMA has assigned ambulances to 10 counties in North Carolina overwhelmed by calls during the pandemic, including Robeson, Franklin, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Guilford, Brunswick, Graham, Macon, Pender and Wake counties.”

WRAL: NC researchers will study not quarantining COVID-19 exposed students in some counties

WRAL: NC researchers will study not quarantining COVID-19 exposed students in some counties. ” Researchers in North Carolina will study a replacement for quarantine in schools that would include coronavirus testing and allow students or school staff stay in school. The ABC Science Collaborative, with permission from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will study this method in nine school districts that require people to wear masks indoors.”

WRAL: 80 of 30,000 UNC Health workers quit over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

WRAL: 80 of 30,000 UNC Health workers quit over COVID-19 vaccine mandate. “Eighty UNC Health employees have resigned rather than get vaccinated against coronavirus, health system officials said Friday. On Sept. 21, 60 employees had resigned. A spokesperson tells WRAL News that UNC Health is still working to figure out the status of about 300 employees, an improvement from the 1,100 who were still unvaccinated in late September.”

DigitalNC: New Issues of High Life Now Available

DigitalNC: New Issues of High Life Now Available. “Thanks to our partner, Greensboro History Museum, new issues of Greensboro High School’s (now Grimsley High School) student newspaper High Life are now available on our website. This batch fills in previous holes from 1921 all the way to 1974. A majority of the articles in the newspaper discuss school related news such as band concerts, athletics, student council elections, fundraisers, student achievements, opinions on life at GHS, and more.”

Washington Post: N.C. hospital system fires about 175 workers in one of the largest-ever mass terminations due to a vaccine mandate

Washington Post: N.C. hospital system fires about 175 workers in one of the largest-ever mass terminations due to a vaccine mandate. “A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that roughly 175 unvaccinated employees were fired for failing to comply with the organization’s mandatory coronavirus vaccination policy, the latest in a series of health-care dismissals over coronavirus immunization. Novant Health said last week that 375 unvaccinated workers — across 15 hospitals and 800 clinics — had been suspended for not getting immunized. Unvaccinated employees were given five days to comply.”

State Archives of North Carolina: Aycock Brown Photographs Digital Collection

State Archives of North Carolina: Aycock Brown Photographs Digital Collection. “Charles Brantley ‘Aycock’ Brown was a journalist and photographer who moved to Ocracoke in the 1920s. He is largely credited with helping advance tourism in the Outer Banks. Aycock Brown documented the development of the Outer Banks from the 1920s into the 1960s. He would often take pictures of major events, people on the street, development projects, and anything he found interesting.”

WRAL: Union County schools to comply with COVID-19 protocols amid lawsuit threat

WRAL: Union County schools to comply with COVID-19 protocols amid lawsuit threat. “Union County’s school board voted Monday to modify the district’s quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact-tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services threatened to sue the district for overhauling contact-tracing procedures and allowing most of its 7,000 quarantined students back into the classroom so long as they are not symptomatic or infected with COVID-19.”

WRAL: NC’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate is declining, but there still aren’t enough rooms

WRAL: NC’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate is declining, but there still aren’t enough rooms. “Dr. David Wohl with UNC Health told WRAL News the vaccine is the best tool to fight the virus, saying hospitals will continue to face capacity problems until more people get vaccinated. According to Wohl, beds are still nearly full in many local hospitals, and ICU capacity is maxing out, with over 90% of those patients unvaccinated.”