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Archive for June, 2008

I am happy to announce that the North Carolina Collection’s new blog–Read North Carolina Novels–has officially gone live! This blog replaces the old Read North Carolina Novels website; it is updated, expanded, and provides more ways to search for the kinds of North Carolina-set books that might interest you. You can search for books by […]

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It’s been too long since our last edition of “Where The Heel?,” so I picked (what I believe to be) a tough one. Can you identify this building? Can you tell me where in North Carolina it is? (By the way, it is still standing.) If you have a guess, leave it in the comments […]

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With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s 75th Anniversary fast approaching, a new interactive website has been launched as a “Virtual Visitor Center to showcase all things 75th.” The site features an interactive timeline with photos, sound clips, and videos; a calendar of upcoming events; and even a Smokies Family Album, where users can share […]

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Carolina’s Cooter

A recent Raleigh News and Observer column alerted me to the fact that the Tar Heel state can claim Ben L. Jones, otherwise known as The Dukes of Hazzard‘s Cooter Davenport, as a native son. Jones was born in Tarboro and later attended the University of North Carolina in the mid-1960s. While in Chapel Hill, […]

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Raleigh, The Beheaded One

Here at North Carolina Miscellany, we’re always looking for interesting items dealing with North Carolina history and culture. In searching through Faris Jane Corey’s North Carolina Firsts, I found one that I knew but didn’t know. Our fair capital city, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, is the “only state capital in the nation named in […]

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Leonard Medical School

The Leonard Medical School was the state’s first four-year, MD-granting program and was one of the first in the nation. Part of Shaw University, the school operated from 1881 to 1914, when the university’s trustees shortened the program to two years. The school closed during the 1918-1919 school year. During its existence, the Leonard Medical […]

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Battle of Bethel

One hundred and forty-seven years ago today, the First Regiment of North Carolina Infantry (6 Months, 1861) participated in what is considered by many to be the first battle of the Civil War. Read more about this event at “This Month in North Carolina History: June 1861 – Battle of Bethel.”

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The North Carolina Collection has a wide variety of ephemeral materials related to the history of UNC, including announcements, programs, bulletins, and posters. While sorting through new items, I found this undated brochure from the old University Placement Service entitled “After Graduation, What?” The imagery of the graduate standing alone and looking back at the […]

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At long last over 200 titles of the newest additions to the North Carolina Collection are now listed on our “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” page. Make sure to peruse the list for 10 new titles of poetry, 23 new autobiographies and bibliographies, over 40 new works of fiction and much more. So […]

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This Month in North Carolina History One could say that the Civil War began for North Carolina on the 10th of June, 1861, near Bethel Church, Virginia. On that day the First Regiment of North Carolina Infantry (6 Months, 1861) engaged U. S. troops in what has been called the first battle of the Civil […]

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