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for Tar Heel Junior Historian Vol. 21 Issue 3, Spring 1982
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The life of James Davis, North Carolina's first public printer, is recounted. Davis was appointed to the printer's position in 1749 by the North Carolina House of Burgess. He later started the state's first newspaper, THE NORTH CAROLINA GAZETTE, in New Bern in 1751. He held many local offices, including New Bern postmaster.
From 1901 to 1902, Reginald Fessenden experimented with radio near Manteo on Cobb Island. He was asked to assist the Weather Bureau with pioneering a wireless system of communication to aid in forecasting and transmitting weather data.