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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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Five More Years of Coastal Newspaper, The State Port Pilot, Added to DigitalNC!

Five more years of The State Port Pilot, a newspaper from Southport, North Carolina, are now on DigitalNC. These issues span the years 1945-1949, and were provided by our partner, the Margaret and James Harper, Jr. Library. They join previously digitized issues published from 1935-1945.

The State Port Pilot was established in 1935 and physical and digital copies continue to be distributed to this day. The newly digitized issues include articles pertaining to local news. As Southport is located in the coast, many articles concern fishing and boating. Other topics covered include local politics, the local economy, and events and happenings in the community. One weekly column includes investigations by “Our Roving Reporter.”

To browse through all digitized issues of the State Port Pilot, click here. To learn more about the Margaret and James Harper, Jr. Library, visit their partner page or take a look at their website.


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