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Archive for June 9th, 2010

This month, Documenting the American South highlights the complex and troubled history of North Carolina’s official policies governing the rights and disposition of its indigenous Native Americans. Check it out at: Native Americans in North Carolina Many of the original items can be found and used in the North Carolina Collection.

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Come and Get It

For a mouth-wateringly good read try the News & Observer‘s article on the 25 tasty dishes that define North Carolina, at least in terms of food. Barbecue, fried chicken, banana pudding, and pork chop sandwiches are all there. I particularly approved the authors’ plug for fried chicken gizzards which, along with fried chicken livers, you […]

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DigitalNC.org

I’m happy to announce the availability of DigitalNC.org, the online home for materials published by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. The site is sure to be a treasure-trove of North Caroliniana and is a must-visit for regular readers of North Carolina Miscellany. There are several projects available on the site now, including North Carolina […]

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“Over the course of my career [as police chief in New York, Philadelphia and Miami, the lament I heard repeatedly from citizens was] ‘the only thing I really want is a cop on the beat, like the guy who patrolled the streets when I was growing up.’ “I found this lament was not of recent […]

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