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The monument to the Confederate dead on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, commonly known as Silent Sam, was the site of protest yesterday. Leaders of the Real Silent Sam movement seek to draw attention to the monuments and buildings on campus that honor people and ideals that they consider non-representative of today’s students and their views. […]

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As summer winds down, some children and families are returning from sojourns at their respective churches’ assemblies in the mountains. Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists have been congregating at their mountain resorts since the turn of the 20th century. Presbyterians chartered the Mountain Retreat Association in 1897 and shortened the first two words of their organization […]

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On Monday we added more than 300 postcards of Asheville to our North Carolina Postcards online collection. You’ll find some intriguing images of the Biltmore Estate and the Grove Park Inn. But the postcard that caught my attention is the one above. Mind you, I wasn’t drawn to it because of the photo. Rather it […]

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It’s lunch time as I write, so I’m thinking with my stomach. And my stomach is wishing that it and the rest of my body was in Wilson. Today’s Raleigh News and Observer features a mouth-watering article about one of Wilson’s culinary treasures. Sadly, work keeps me here in Chapel Hill today. But the next […]

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Greetings from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives Technical Services! We are pleased to announce that two new collections containing images from vast areas of N.C. now have finding aids containing enhanced arrangement and description. Both of these collections were originally part of the North Carolina County Photographic Collection (P0001), but each is now an […]

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Today marks the 154th anniversary of the date on which Elisha Mitchell is believed to have died. Mitchell, a professor at UNC, fell about 40 feet to his death after apparently slipping on a precipice by a waterfall that now bears his name. The UNC professor was in Yancey County to measure the altitude of […]

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In honor of Veterans Day, let’s take a look back at North Carolina’s involvement in World War I: “North Carolinians and the Great War” “‘North Carolinians and the Great War’ examines how World War I shaped the lives of different North Carolinians on the battlefield and on the home front as well how the state […]

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I just got back from a vacation, but I’m ready to head back to the beach and take part in this: Climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse I’ve been to this lighthouse several times before, but never inside of it. If you go (or have already been), please let us know about it.

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During the month of May, we uploaded quite a few new towns to the North Carolina Postcards digital collection.  Be sure to check them out below: Dixonville, Wayne County Fremont, Wayne County LaGrange, Lenoir County Lake Phelps (aka Lake Scuppernong), in Washington and Tyrrell Counties Salvo, Dare County Sharpsburg, in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties […]

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The postcard above is a real photo view of Josephus Daniels, Governor Locke Craig, Edward Kidder Graham, and others standing in front of Alumni Hall at UNC.

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