New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
The History of Ocean Isle Beach: From Prehistory to Today, by Fred David and Vern Bender (gift; in Genealogy and General Collections). The authors preserve and bring to life the history, character and charm of Ocean Isle Beach, recounting pirate exploits, the rise of plantations, Revolutionary war fighters, the salt mills, Civil War shipwrecks, life during prohibition, World War II shipwrecks and more.
A Life on the Alligator River: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Woman, Limited Family Ed., by Roy Sawyer [General Collection]. This book presents the story of Carrie Jones Weatherly (1896-1969) who lived in remote Gum Neck on the Alligator River in Tyrell County, northeastern North Carolina. Life on the Alligator river, its people and events, are chronicled through Carrie’s experiences in this unique community, the ‘bayou’ of North Carolina. A chart and map of family properties are included.
I hope you enjoy these new additions and these unique coastal vacation destinations! Genealogy materials are available on-site at the Government and Heritage Library or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. Non-genealogy 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.