Thanks to our partner, Pamlico Community College, documents and photographs chronicling the history of Pamlico Community College are now available on our website. This batch includes meeting minutes for the first organizational meeting of the Pamlico County Technical Institute Unit, a facility dedication and open house program for the college’s new permanent location, 1973-1975 course catalog, and photos from the college’s early years.
President of the college wields a shovel at the groundbreaking for the college’s permanent location.
Students and faculty on the lawn of the new building.
To learn more about Pamlico Community College, please visit their website.
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Thanks to our new partner, Pamlico Community College, we now have a batch of course catalogs available on our website. The catalogs span the period of 1975-2008, in which the college went through three different names.
Pamlico Community College was founded in 1962 as a branch of the Lenoir County Industrial Education Center. In 1967 it was renamed Pamlico Technical Institute and moved from its location in Bayboro, N.C. to Alliance, N.C. In 1971 it received initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was renamed Pamlico Technical College. In 1976, the college moved to its current location in Grantsboro, N.C. In 1987, it became Pamlico Community College, as it is known today.
Cover of the Pamlico Community College General Catalog for 1995-1997.
For more information about Pamlico Community College, please visit their website.
Back in December, we announced our annual call for microfilmed newspaper digitization. We asked institutions throughout North Carolina to nominate papers they’d like to see added to DigitalNC. As it is every year, it was an incredibly tough choice – we are typically able to choose between 40-60 reels out of over 500+ nominated. This year we’ve chosen the following titles and years.
|The Elkin Tribune (Elkin, N.C.)
||Elkin Public Library
|The Enterprise (Williamston, N.C.)
||Martin Community College and Martin Memorial Public Library
|Gates County Index (Gatesville, N.C.)
||Gates County Public Library
|Green Line (Asheville, N.C.)
||Buncombe County Public Libraries
|The News of Orange County (Hillsborough, N.C.)
||Orange County Public Library
|The Pamlico News (Bayboro, N.C.)
||New Bern-Craven County Public Library
|The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.)
||Southern Pines Public Library
|The Smithfield Herald (Smithfield, N.C.)
||Johnston County Heritage Center
|The Wallace Enterprise (Wallace, N.C.)
||Thelma Dingus Bryant Library
|Winston-Salem Chronicle (Charlotte, N.C.)
||Forsyth County Public Library
For our selection criteria, we prioritize newspapers that document underrepresented communities, new titles, papers that come from a county that currently has little representation on DigitalNC, and papers nominated by new partners. After selection, we ask the partners to secure permission for digitization and, if that’s successful, they make it into the final list above.
We hope to have these titles coming online in the first half of 2021. If your title didn’t make it this year don’t despair! We welcome repeat submissions, and plan on sending out another call in Fall 2021.