Archive for July, 2006

Remembering the Flood

In 2000, in four North Carolina towns — Grifton, Belvoir, Rocky Mount, and Greenville — the North Carolina Humanities Council sponsored writing workshops for local residents who were encouraged to take time to reflect and to record their thoughts on the devastating effects of the floods caused by Hurricane Floyd the previous year. The results […]

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This Month in North Carolina History On the 4th of July, 1937, a new form of American drama was born on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, as a part of the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first English settlers in North America. The Roanoke Island Historical Association, led by W. O. […]

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Lost Colony at 69

July’s This Month in North Carolina History looks at the first performance of “The Lost Colony” on July 4, 1937. In researching the piece, our favorite find was the cover of the program for the 1952 season, showing a young Andy Griffith in the role of Sir Walter Raleigh.

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