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.”

DigitalNC: New student newspaper issues from Granville County Public Library now online at DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: New student newspaper issues from Granville County Public Library now online at DigitalNC!. “Issues from 8 NC student newspapers are now online at DigitalNC! The issues come from several schools in Granville County and cover news topics like sports, facility renovations, and school events, as well as creative works by students and advertisements for local businesses.”

Digital NC: The Orphans’ Friend newspaper is now available on DigitalNC!

Digital NC: The Orphans’ Friend newspaper is now available on DigitalNC!. “Over one hundred issues of the Orphans’ Friend newspaper from 1876 and 1877 are available online now. A publication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, Orphans’ Friend was distributed to children at the ‘Orphan Asylum,’ or orphanage, in Oxford, North Carolina. The newspaper was established in 1875 and is still published by the Grand Lodge today.”

Gaston Gazette: Gastonia counting its trees

Gaston Gazette: Gastonia counting its trees. “The last time Gastonia completed a tree inventory was 15 years ago. Then, the count showed about 11,000 trees. The inventory, however, was done on paper — something Gastonia found hard to maintain. This time around, the city anticipates between 12,000 and 13,000 trees, and it’s making a digital archive.”

DigitalNC: 27 more issues of the Charlotte Post are now available!

DigitalNC: 27 more issues of the Charlotte Post are now available!. “If you’ve been following our announcements of additional issues of The Charlotte Post being made available online, then you’ll be glad to know that issues from the remainder of 1997 and one from March 1998 are now up as well! Our digital holdings for this title currently span 1930-1934 and 1971-1998. These recent additions continue with the same great content, focused particularly for Charlotte’s African American community.”

DigitalNC: Luther Byrd Genealogical Collections from Surry Community College Now Online at DigitalNC

DigitalNC: Luther Byrd Genealogical Collections from Surry Community College Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over 120 genealogical collections from Surry County have been digitized and added to DigitalNC, courtesy of our partner, Surry Community College. Created and assembled by Luther Byrd, former Elon College professor from Westfield, North Carolina, these collections represent a huge variety of information about different families and their descendants living in Surry County.”

Hmong Keeb Kwm: Hmong Heritage Project Materials Now Online at DigitalNC (DigitalNC)

DigitalNC: Hmong Keeb Kwm: Hmong Heritage Project Materials Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over a hundred photographs, documents, artifacts, oral histories, and other materials from Hmong Keeb Kwm: The Hmong Heritage Project are now online, courtesy of the Catawba County Library. This new batch represents the first materials on DigitalNC to come from the Catawba County Library. This collection also has the honor of being the first to represent the Hmong people of North Carolina on our website.”