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State Doc Pick of the Week : The Carolina Criminologist

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Western Carolina University’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice puts out a publication titled The Carolina Criminologist.

Most of this document contains the happenings of the Criminology and Criminal Justice department including what the students and faculty have been doing. But it also has a lot of informative, interesting articles that anyone can enjoy.

One of the interesting segments in each issue of The Carolina Criminologist is the “Brownbag” Series. This segment is an opportunity for Western Carolina faculty to share their scholarly research and interests in Criminology and Criminal Justice. If you read anything in this series of publications, read the “Brownbag” Series segment.

You can view, download, print, and save this publication here.

North Carolina County of the Week: Hyde County, NC

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The NC County of the Week for April 5 – April 11, 2015 is Hyde County!


Hyde County, NC

Hyde County, located in  Coastal Plain of North Carolina was created in 1705 from Bath  County.  It was known as the precinct of  Wickham, then renamed Hyde in 1712 after Lord Proprietor Edward Hyde. The area officially became Hyde County in 1739.

Join us this week to explore all things Hyde County: history, people, culture, geography, genealogy, and natural heritage!

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Shhhh!…Family Secrets

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RootsMOOC has started and I’m excited! I’ve been doing genealogy for 27 years and RootsMOOC has me thinking of starting over some of my family’s research. Most of the information I have about grandparents comes from oral history – I never did get copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates (bad genealogist, I know). I always thought that since they were there, they knew and by the time I was old enough and seasoned enough to understand the importance of original records, I had already moved well past the grandparents into the 4 times grandparents or even further back. I just never went back to get copies of those all-important vital records.


State Doc Pick of the Week : Portals

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We recently added a new and unique series of publications to our collection that came from the Cape Fear Community College.

The publication is titled Portals and it is a collection of poetry and short stories written by students that attend Cape Fear Community College. What’s exciting about this particular publication is that it is a contest for the students so there is some strong motivation for them to do some good work and try to get featured in the magazine and win some prizes. They also require that the works be previously unpublished and adhere to the submission guidelines so you know you are going to get something new that you have never seen before and of a certain quality.

Anyone that enjoys literary art will greatly enjoy the content of these publications, take a minute or two and read a few of the poems and short stories, I am sure you will find something that you enjoy.

You can view, download, print, and save this publication and future issues here.


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