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Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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4 Decades of Pine Knoll Shores Newspapers added to Digital NC

More than 40 years and 5000 pages of newspapers from Pine Knoll Shores, NC have been added to DigitalNC.

Pine Knoll Shores is close-knit population of nearly 1,500 members. It is located in southwestern Carteret County, along Bogue Banks. However, this beach town is anything but sleepy. Documented through the 40 years of newspapers, the Pine Knolls Shores community is bustling, taking an active role in the lives of its members. Clubs, volunteerism, safety, and events fill the pages of the Shoreline and represent the personality of the small coastal town.

With a population of roughly 650 in the early 1980’s, the town has grown into a vibrant community. Over the decades, it is interesting to see the technological and graphic changes that occurred across each issue, with each decade becoming more complex. This is a useful resources for those interested in genealogical research or information about small community planning. Pine Knoll Shores has created an excellent record of how a small town can grow together over several decades.

You can view the entire collection of newspapers from Pine Knoll Shores here. You can also learn more about the town of Pine Knoll Shores and the History Committee by visiting their contributor page or by visiting the town website.

1975  1985  1995

2005  2015

From left to right, 1st Row: Pine Knoll Shore Line, 1975, The Shore Line, 1985, The Shoreline, 1995
From left to right, 2nd Row: The Shoreline, 2005. The Shoreline, 2015


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