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The history of North Carolina in the 20th century, as any history, offers clues to the state's future direction. Information on industry, economics, race relations, death row population, and famous politicians are used as indicators of the state's future.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 3 Issue 3, Summer 1980, p3-30, il
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The Melungeons, a tri-racial ethnic group comprised of Berbers, Basques, and Jews, might have been the first permanent settlers in North Carolina, preceding the Roanoke colonies by some twenty years.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 62 Issue 1, June 1994, p13-14, por
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In March 1541 Giovanni da Verrazano, a Florentine in the employ of Francis I of France, became the first white man to visit North Carolina. He wrote of his travels up the coast from North Carolina to New York, but France was too occupied at the time with European concerns to consider attempts at colonization. It would be almost sixty years before Verrazano's writings would be published in Richard Hakylut's Diver's Voyages (1582).
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Oral historian and storyteller Lynn Salsi writes books that preserve and document the stories and photographic records of North Carolina's people and places. In 2000, she received the prestigious Willie Parker Peace Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.
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The Roanoke Island Festival Park has two very special venues of North Carolina heritage -- the Adventure Museum and the Outer Banks History Center. The Adventure Museum is a facility designed to provide a hands-on experience for visitors and is set up in chronological order so people can explore the 400 years of Outer Banks history. The museum targets school children in fourth and eighth grade history classes. Students can meet a pirate, dress up in Elizabethan clothing, and learn navigation with 16th-century tools. The North Carolina State Archives administers the Outer Banks History Center that collects and preserves the history and culture of the North Carolina coast. Among the holdings are historian David Stick's extensive collection of Outer Banks' materials, maps, and oral histories.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p118-120, 122, 124-125, il Periodical Website
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The Tercentenary Celebration of North Carolina took place in 1963, and the Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission was established to make plans for the celebration. The commission set up the North Carolina Colonial Records Project as an agency of the Division of Archives and History. This project, led by editor Mrs. Mattie Erma Edwards Parker of Raleigh, published its first volume, NORTH CAROLINA CHARTERS AND CONSTITUTIONS, in the tercentenary year. Afterwards, a search for documents pertinent to the colonial period of North Carolina began. In 1975, the Colonial Records Project was awarded the Award of Merit by the American Association for State and Local History.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 3, Aug 1982, p7-10, il
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1981 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. A new post office opened in Washington and the old post office became the city hall. The population of Macon County has increased 27.6% over the last decade, and Eden Fire Station No. 2 received a new 1,000-gallon pumper engine.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 8, Jan 1982, p8-10, 26-53, il
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1980 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts opened in Waynesville last year and Bertie County organized a Crime Watch Program.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 8, Jan 1981, p8-9, 25-28, 34-56, il, por
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1976 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. For example, Elk Park in Avery County got a new fire department and police department and the job market in Lincoln County is steadily improving.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 8, Jan 1977, p8-9, 23-57, il, por
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1978 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. The new Alex Vale Furniture company in Alexander County is nearing completion and gross retail sales in Macon have skyrocketed in the last year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 8, Jan 1979, p8-9, 25-54, il, por
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1979 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. A Personnel Rapid Transfer (PRT) vehicle will now shuttle between Duke University North and the older buildings of the complex and a new 10-mile section of U.S. 19-129 Highway opened in Murphy.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 8, Jan 1980, p8-9, 25-54, il, por
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10033
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Many important events happened in North Carolina during December that were important in the forward progress of the state or were conclusions of projects earlier begun. Among the events are the naming of Philip Ludwell as North Carolina's first governor on December 5, 1689; the arrival of General Nathaniel Greene in Charlotte on December 2, 1780, to take charge of demoralized and defeated Revolutionary War soldiers; and the bombardment of Fort Fisher near Wilmington on December 25, 1864, during the Civil War.
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Many important events happened in North Carolina during November that were important in the forward progress of the state or were conclusions of projects earlier begun. One of the earliest was the death of the pirate Blackbeard on November 22, 1718. Revolutionary War and Civil War activities, as well as the arrival of the Moravians in what is now Forsyth County in 1753, were among other events.
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Many important events happened in North Carolina during February that were important in the forward progress of the state or were conclusions of projects earlier begun. Among the events were the birth of Calvin Henderson Wiley, who was the first State Superintendent of Common Schools; the passage of legislation establishing the Fayetteville Normal School for Negroes; and the Battle of Roanoke Island during the Civil War.
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Many important events happened in North Carolina during January that were important in the forward progress of the state or were conclusions of projects earlier begun. Among the events are the beginning of the state's transportation system for railroads and highways, Reconstruction, and the opening of the state's first public school in New Bern.
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