New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Along the Appalachian Trail, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, by Leonard Adkins and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Describing the history of the Appalachian trail, this book has more than 200 vintage photographs culled from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, local trail clubs, state archives, and historical societies. Histories specific to the North Carolina section of the Appalachian Trail and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are included.
Carolina Beach, by Lois Wheatley. This book describes the highlights of Carolina Beach’s origins and history, including information on Fort Fisher and its role in the Civil War, beach access during the Jim Crow era, the effects of natural hazards, and the evolution of its unique music and dance culture.
New Bern: Tales from the Inner Banks, by Bill Hand. From its founding by Swiss colonists through the 20th century, local newspaper columnist Bill Hand retells the fascinating story of New Bern’s history. Numerous vintage photographs of people and places are featured.
Old Nag’s Head: Personal Recollections and Some History of the Region in North Carolina at the Edge of the Sea Where Our First Colonists Landed, by Edward Outlaw. Published in 1956, the author offers his personal recollections as well as the town’s history from the late 19th to early 20th century history.
Tales from Pinehurst: Stories from the Mecca of American Golf, by Robert Hartman. From the feared Donald Ross No. 2 to its Ryder Cup and U.S. Opens, this new revised edition offers the reader a glimpse of the magic and majesty of the legendary Pinehurst resort and sheds light on the ever present Pinehurst ‘state of mind.’
Southport, by Sharon Smith and Sherry Monahan. The authors recount Southport’s history from its beginnings in 1754. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the seaside town has been historically a fishing fishing village but at one time was the location of a fort. Numerous vintage photographs of people and places bring its rich history to life.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.