Digital North Carolina Blog

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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Viewing entries posted in February 2011

Cana, N.C.

Cana, N.C. pictorical map, 1990

The “Digital Davie” exhibit includes a neat pictorial map of the small mill town of Cana, N.C. The map depicts Cana at the turn of the 20th century. It is based on the memories of local residents and was presented to Cana native Flossie Martin on her 100th birthday.

Materials in Digital Davie are shared online by the Davie County Public Library.

Brevard College Yearbooks Available Online

Student yearbooks from Brevard College are now available on DigitalNC.

The online collection includes a few yearbooks from two of the schools that preceded Brevard College: Weaver College and Rutherford College.

The Brevard yearbook has been called “The Pertelote” since 1935, the name coming from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” one of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, and referring to the relationship between Brevard and Duke University. The editors of the 1935 volume write, “The name of this book signifies our relationship to our big brother, Duke University. The title of Duke’s annual is ‘The Chanticleer’. In Chaucer’s old tale, Pertelote was the hen most loved by the valiant Chanticleer. So, since we are in various ways connected with Duke, and particularly of the same religious denomination, we elected to call our annual The Pertelote.”

The Pertelote, 1938

It’s National Boy Scout Week

Image of Boy Scouts at the Tobacco Festival Parade in the 1940s

Boy Scouts at the Tobacco Festival Parade in the 1940s

Image of an advertisement for Boy Scout Week from the Hoke County News-Journal, February 1943

Advertisement for Boy Scout Week from the Hoke County News-Journal, February 1943

It’s National Boy Scout Week, and DigitalNC has some great boy scout-related materials from several contributing institutions. Read about boy scouting activities in Raeford, N.C. from the 1940s-1960s in issues of The News-Journal, or check out this photograph of boy scouts from the Wilson County Public Library.

Belmont Abbey College & Sacred Heart College Yearbooks Now Available


Fifty-three volumes of “The Spire”, Belmont Abbey College’s student yearbook, are now available on In addition, yearbooks from the now-defunct Sacred Heart College, contributed by the Sisters of Mercy Archives (Belmont, N.C.), are also available. These volumes range in date from 1933 to 1987, when the college closed its doors.