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Dr. William S. Powell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has enlisted the Help of over 600 writers from around the world to assist in compiling a DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY. The dictionary will consist of eight volumes, the first of which, A-C, is nearly complete. The University of North Carolina Press will publish the volumes.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p20-21, por
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36541
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Edith Walker was a frequent informant for Abrams’s collection of over 400 folksongs. A brief description of her life is outlined in the article.
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28690
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Elisabeth Augusta Chant was born in England in 1865 and grew up in Minnesota, where she became a painter. After struggling with family events and hospitalization for insanity, Chant moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to re-establish herself. She became an art teacher and ultimately had a profound influence on the Wilmington art community.
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27890
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Mary Bayard Morgan Wootten was a New Bern artist and photographer in the early 1900s. Wootten took some of the earliest aerial photographs in North Carolina, and many of her photographs were made into murals in both private homes and public buildings including the governor’s office.
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Eric J. Cox of Asheboro, North Carolina was a Marine Corps. Corporal during the invasion of Iraq. Cox published his memoir, Cpl Cox, in 2009 through his own business, The Charlotte Press. This article provides a short biography of Cox and excerpts of his book, which includes diary entries, letters, and details of his experiences in Iraq and Cherry Point, North Carolina.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 1, Jan 2010, p21-23, il, por Periodical Website
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28558
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After a childhood spent idolizing Mark Price, one man flew to Charlotte to meet the 49ers’ basketball coach and man who happens to be his distant relative. He learned more about his hero than he could have imagined.
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27856
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Frank Horton established the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts in 1975 to disseminate research and collections by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This issue is a biography of Frank, his accomplishments, and contributions to the decorative arts.
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34603
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Graham discusses the life and memorialization of William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War Lieutenant-Colonel from North Carolina. Davidson served as leader of a militia company and as a member of the State Committee of Safety. Davidson was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford on February 1, 1781.
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27924
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Prior to Gertrude Carraway’s recent death, she had many endeavors in the historical field bringing her accolades and honors from many quarters. Carraway was an active member of the New Bern Historical Society, and exerted her greatest effort toward the Tryon Palace restoration.
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Journal of the New Bern Historical Society (NoCar F 264 N5 J66), Vol. 6 Issue 1, May 1993, p25-28, por, bibl
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27940
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Public Works Director Cedric M. Boyd played a central role in the beautification of New Bern in 1959, and was the driving force who developed a sense of community pride among its citizens. Since his death twenty ago, the city of New Bern has received national and state awards for beautification programs initiated by Boyd.
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27064
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Hank Williams has served as the doorman and bouncer for a long list of Raleigh restaurants, bars, and clubs. These days, he sits in the alcoves of the new dive bar Ruby Deluxe and near the elevated threshold of Capital Club 16, checking IDs and sometimes checking attitudes. Behind the scenes, he books some of the best heavy-metal shows in the Triangle.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 12, March 2016, p15-16, por Periodical Website
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Butner, NC activist Judy Winters is remembered after her recent death. Winters helped expose the dangers of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility proposed for Butner. She also helped organize other local communities in opposition against the NBAF and ran the blog, Butner Blogspot. The blog educated North Carolinians on issues such as gay rights, animal rights, and fracking. She passed away after exploratory surgery.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 14, April 2011, p5 Periodical Website
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The editor of the Pitt-Greenville Times presents a biographical sketch of Roger Kammerer.
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28050
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Following the death of Elizabeth Edwards, her legacy is praised. Edwards represented all Americans and remembered for her “greatness.” Edwards cared deeply about helping others and her ability to fight in the middle of tragedy and adversity are praised. Major moments in her life are highlighted and her reaction to those moments and actions after are remembered.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 50, December 2010, p15-20 Periodical Website
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27965
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Chapel Hill author Nic Brown draws on his various life experiences when writing. Brown recently published a novel Doubles and his journey to publishing the novel is detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 27, July 2010, p23 Periodical Website