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State Docs Pick of the Week : North Carolina Asthma Plan 2013-2018

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The North Carolina Division of Public Health under the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services asthma planhas put out their North Carolina Asthma Plan 2013-2018.

Asthma is an unfortunately common disease that requires a lot of attention, almost everyone knows someone who has asthma. North Carolina is doing its part by giving attention to asthma and creating a plan to create and sustain asthma initiatives in North Carolina.

This guide covers a lot of ground, it talks about the planning process for their asthma plan, the framework of the plan, its goals and objectives, how to sustain the asthma initiatives, and it includes many different visuals to help conceptualize what this asthma plan is all about.

A lot of people know about asthma, but it is also important to know what efforts your State is taking to help support those with asthma. Give it a read and get informed about the North Carolina Asthma Plan.

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

New Additions to NCpedia, North Carolina’s Online Encyclopedia

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Check out these new additions to NCpedia, North Carolina’s Online Encyclopedia!

Two Women Marines working with weather instruments at Cherry Point, N.C. Photograph, ca. 1941-1945. Item H.1947.44.1.300, from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History. Used courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Two Women Marines working with weather instruments at Cherry Point, N.C. Photograph, ca. 1941-1945. Item H.1947.44.1.300, from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History. Used courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Ground-breaking African American Women:

Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray

Elreta Melton Alexander Ralston

Women in the Military:

First Women Marines

Native American History:

The Meherrin

Madison County’s Archaic Age Paint Rock

North Carolina Places:

American Tobacco Campus: Repurposing a National Landmark

Photograph of pictograph on Paint Rock, Madison County, N.C., from the U.S. Forest Service

Photograph of pictograph on Paint Rock, Madison County, N.C., from the U.S. Forest Service

National Register of Historic Places: NC Sites

Samarcand

Mast General Store

Civil War History:

North Carolina’s “Last Shot” in the Civil War

North Carolina Sports History:

North Carolina’s NCAA Tournament Champions (winning teams and stats since 1957)

 

 

NC County of the Week: Cabarrus County

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The NC County of the Week for May 10-16, 2015 is Cabarrus County, NC! 

map of NC counties with Cabarrus county in blue

Cabarrus County was formed in 1792 from Mecklenburg County and named for Stephen Cabarrus, Speaker of the house of Commons.

For more information on this county in southern NC, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Cabarrus County where we’ll showcase a range of historic images!

Stay with us this week for snapshots of the people, history, culture,  geography, and natural heritage of Cabarrus County.

We’ll showcase the documentary history and collections of the Government & Heritage Library, our sister agencies in the Department of Cultural Resources, and other heritage institutions throughout the state.

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Research in Cabarrus County

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map of NC with Cabarrus County in blue

This week’s North Carolina County of the Week is Cabarrus County so I wanted to post some information about the county and doing research using county records.

Cabarrus County was created in 1792 from Mecklenburg County. Counties that border present day Cabarrus County are (clockwise from the North to the West) Rowan, Stanley, Union, Mecklenburg, and Iredell Counties.

The closest early major migration route to Cabarrus County is the Upper Road. The Upper Road begins north in Maryland and ends in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Some who traveled on the Great Valley Road, which ran from Philadelphia through central Virginia, may have also settled in Cabarrus County area. My own ancestors (the Bradford line) traveled from South-East Pennsylvania to Baltimore County, Maryland and then settled in the part of Mecklenburg County that  became Cabarrus County. Likely they traveled the Upper Road, like many others in the area.

The county seat is Concord, founded in 1798. Gold was discovered near Georgeville in Cabarrus County in 1799 and the Reed Gold Mine was established.

Many of the original records for Cabarrus County are located in the State Archives of North Carolina; a courthouse fire in 1874 caused some record loss.  The Government and Heritage Library has some books and microfilm for Cabarrus County – view the catalog to see what books and microfilm our library has. Microfilm can be loaned to NC residents through their local libraries. Please contact your local public library about borrowing microfilm through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Not all records are located in the State Archives. Many land records and vital records, including birth and death certificates as well as marriage certificates after 1868 are located with the Cabarrus County Register of Deeds office. Cabarrus County Register of Deeds office also has another at http://cabarrusncrod.org/Opening.asp. This site has many of the land records in a searchable database, but not the vital records. The website gives you information on how to contact them.

Read more about Cabarrus County at NCpedia.

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