Over 250 issues of The Clarion, the student newspaper of Brevard College located in Brevard, N.C., are now available on DigitalNC thanks to our partners at Brevard College. These additions span eight years, from June 2012 to May 2020. All of these issues are web editions and were distributed electronically.
Serving Brevard College since 1935, The Clarion speaks to the students on campus with articles focused on topics such as sports, clubs, events, commencement, and finals. Opinion pieces on popular news stories are also prominently featured. Injecting some fun into the routine, April Fool’s Day issues take on a satirical tone, changing their title to The Hilarion. Similarly, Halloween issues are retitled The Scarion.
As this upload includes issues from the beginning of 2020, present day readers might be interested in tracking the early articles on Covid-19 leading to the move to online instruction. Also of note is the tribute to the 2020 graduating class in the May 21, 2020 issue.
To see all of DigitalNC’s digitized content of Brevard College Student Newspapers going back to the first issues of The Clarion in 1935, click here. And to visit Brevard College’s homepage, click here.
Thanks to our partners at George H. and Laura E. Brown Library, we now have 24 new yearbooks available on our website. They are from Washington High School and span the years 1945-1969, giving substance to what was previously only one yearbook from Washington High.
Located in Washington, N.C., the seat of Beaufort County, Washington High titled their yearbooks Packromak. They replicate many typical features of U.S yearbooks, including photos of students, faculty, dances, and clubs as well as the traditional senior class last will and testament and superlatives.
For a look at all 25 Packromak yearbooks, click here. For more information about the George H. and Laura E. Brown Library, visit their landing page here.
A new batch of materials from our partner Mitchell Community College is now on DigitalNC. The most exciting items in the batch were almost 20 glass plate negatives taken in February 1925, likely for that year’s yearbook. There is no known copy of the yearbook still in existence from that year, so it’s a particularly exciting set. The photographs feature fabulous 1920s styles on the students of Mitchell College, which was an all women’s school in the 1920s. Group portraits, classroom photos, and staged production photographs are all included.
In addition to the negatives, scrapbooks from Mitchell Community College student government and the Statesville Junior Women’s Club are included, as are some issues of the student newspaper and alumni materials.
To view more materials from Mitchell Community College, visit their partner page. To see more materials from community colleges across North Carolina, visit our North Carolina Community College Collections page.
Thanks to our partner, Cape Fear Museum, a batch containing new issues of yearbooks from James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Cape Fear Academy, Williston Senior High School, Wilmington High School, and New Hanover High School are now available on our website.
To learn more about the Cape Fear Museum, please visit their website.
For more yearbooks from across North Carolina, visit our yearbook collection.
Thanks to our partner, New Bern-Craven County Public Library, a batch containing content related to First Baptist Church (New Bern, NC) is now available on our website.
The batch features nine minute books, a book detailing the history of First Baptist Church, over forty photographs, and various other documents. Photographs include images of the interior and exterior of the church, pastors, the choir, Sunday School on Easter, and most notably, Harry Truman’s visit to the church on November 7, 1948. A more detailed description of his attendance and a copy of the invitation to the event can be found here and here.
Harry Truman visits First Baptist Church
A letter sent from the headquarters of the 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps on September 1, 1865 returning the church to the Deacons of First Baptist Church after the end of the Civil War.
First Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Union 
To learn more about the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, please visit their website.
To view more content from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, please visit here.
Thanks to our partner, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, The Tarborough Southerner is now available on our website. This batch includes 47 issues, spanning from January 9, 1908 to December 24, 1908. Based in the center of Edgecombe County in Tarboro, North Carolina, The Tarborough Southerner prided itself on providing stories covering politics, news, and literature while giving “especial attention to matters of the latest local and general interests.”
The paper was first published under the name The Tarborough Southerner beginning in 1875, but has gone by several names since the paper’s first title, Free Press, in 1824. Following Free Press, the paper’s title has been: North-Carolina Free Press (1830-1832), N. Carolina Free Press (1832-1833), Tarborough Free Press (1833-1834), Tarboro Press (1835-1851), The Southerner (1852-1867), The Tarboro Southerner (1863-1874), The Enquirer (1871), The Tarborough Southerner (1875-19??), and lastly in the early 1900s, Weekly Southerner (19??-19??).
To learn more about the Edgecombe County Memorial Library, visit their website.
To view all issues of The Tarborough Southerner, visit here.
DigitalNC has recently increased the number of available Transylvania County scrapbooks by 9
, building upon our already considerable online collection of over 200
. Many thanks to Transylvania County Library
for scanning these images and sending them over.
Three clubs were featured in this upload:
These scrapbooks share photos and ephemera documenting club meetings, members, and events. Many community service events are highlighted within their pages. Not only do they give a look into the history of these clubs, but they also reflect changes in the local community. Fastidiously organized, the scrapbooks detail events such as construction of new buildings and beautification projects.
To search through all of the scrapbooks from Transylvania County, click here
. And to view all other items from Transylvania County, check out our Transylvania County Library partner page
Thanks to our partner, Haywood County Public Library, a batch containing new issues of yearbooks from Bethel High School, Canton High School, Pisgah Senior High School, Waynesville High School, Tuscola High School, Clyde High School, and Crabtree Iron Duff High School are now available on our website. This batch includes yearbooks from the years 1943 to 1970.
The Mountaineer 1962 cover
To learn more about the Haywood County Public Library, please visit their website.
For more yearbooks from across North Carolina, visit our yearbook collection.
176 issues of The Wilmington Sun are now available for browsing on DigitalNC. This a brand new addition to our newspaper collection and we would like to thank our partners at New Hanover County Public Library for making this possible.
Spanning October 1878 to May 1879, these newspapers give insight into the happenings of the late 19th century. During this time, The Sun published issues daily except for Mondays and select holidays. As Wilmington was quickly becoming the largest city in North Carolina at the time, each issue covered a wide range of topics, from the international to the local.
Notably, Wilmington had a thriving shipping port and railroad industry in the mid to late 1800s, so The Sun included a Markets and Shipping section. These sections list out the market activity of materials such as cotton, rosin, tar, spirits turpentine, and crude turpentine while also noting the arrival and clearance of national and international goods.
To take a look at all the new issues of The Wilmington Sun, click here. For more information about New Hanover County Public Library, you can visit their homepage here.
Thanks to our partner, Central Carolina Community College (CCCC), over 100 new photographs from the 1960s to 1980s are now available on our website.
These photographs heavily feature Paula Larke, a storyteller who was an artist in residence at the college in 1982. The Paula Larke photos show her at an event with elementary school children and seniors, performing on stage, and on a train in downtown Sanford, North Carolina. Other artists in residence in this batch include classical guitarist Gail George and Folk musician Clark Jones. The Central Carolina Community College, in addition to their Artist in Residence program, had the Visiting Artist program. Both of these programs were a collaboration between the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges. Two visiting artists, saxophonist Gregg Gelb and playwright Ed Devaney, are featured in this batch.
Classical guitarist Gail George, artist in residence at Central Carolina Technical Institute in 1980.
Paula Larke at a community event with seniors and elementary school children.
Other photographs in this batch include portraits of Board of Directors members such as Meigs Golden, Hal T. Siler, Douglas H. Wilkinson; the swearing in of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, and images of the Board of Trustees.
Swearing in of the Central Carolina Technical College Board of Directors.
To learn more about Central Carolina Community College, please visit their website.
For more images from across North Carolina, visit our Images of North Carolina collection here.