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The 10th anniversary of East Carolina University's Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series kicks off in September with speakers of internationally renowned and wide public interest.
Located only a few minutes' drive from Statesville is Fort Dobbs - North Carolina's only frontier fort during the French and Indian War
I published this Blog Posting on January 1, 2009. It really is a history lesson. You remember history. They used to teach a lot of it in our schools.
Perhaps what Independence Day is all about is to reflect on our history and to rekindle our revolutionary spirit every year... our great love of liberty.
A few weeks ago I went camping with some fellow members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Young Americans for Liberty chapter
There is a dramatic difference between Men and Women beyond appearance. There is not a day that passes now that I don't think of my mom. Once a mama's boy always one, I guess.
I remember the old family friend who taught me to drive his old truck.
I will celebrate another birthday this month and the history box is full and overflowing with First This and First That. Thankfully, the Laptop helps with recall.
After two terms of President Obama and over 10 years of Black History Month, I was about to ask the African-American community if they are Friend or Foe.
It takes very little effort for amateur historians to get a fair and balanced view of history and it takes very little effort to honor or vilify one ethnic group or the other.
Rewriting Northern history and renaming their buildings and monuments is a total waste of time.
We celebrate specific wars for 50 years afterward: until most of the veterans have passed on. West Point students skim over the battles and weapons of past wars but concentrate on the new drones and laser killing machines available today.
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month...
One East Carolina University student's research could help museums, plantations and Civil War sites in ongoing efforts to present a balanced view of history and to attract more minority visitors.
During the "Budget Battle of 1995-1996," which caused a shutdown of much of the federal government for 27 days, I was a freelance reporter for New Jersey's second biggest newspaper.
The recent movie "Best of Enemies" revisits 1968, one of the most dramatic years in modern American history
Gene Scarborough originally made the following comment on BCN. It is presented here as a stand alone post as it may provide a historical basis for thought and reflection.
In 1984, Jim Martin and Rufus Edmisten were opponents in our state's gubernatorial election. As with any statewide election, it was a hard fought contest, but one that can provide lessons for today.
Mississippi Malcolm (my age) and I had a great time at Starbucks answering the RACE TOGETHER questions.
Recent High School reunions have me musing about all the changes. I think I have the DNA to live 20 more years and will enjoy more history.
I have an old musket in my trophy room from my dad's family. It hung in the basement of our house all my life. After my parents passed, my brother hung it in his garage for a few years. It eventually ended up in my son's collection. It came back to me after he a few years when my son sold his hou
Governor Pat McCrory signed several pieces of legislation today and issued a statement on the Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act
Original documents should play an important role in American history education. That's the approach from Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Beckett explained his preference for original historical documents over textbooks during a recent presentation...
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way.
A new advanced placement course in U.S. history has generated serious debate over exactly what information students should be taught in North Carolina public schools about our country's founding. Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation director of research and education studies, discussed the...
It is getting close to the end of Black History Month. I have not seen any articles about famous Black Americans.
Last week, the News & Observer published an op-ed by Angela Scioli, a history teacher at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and founder of Red4EdNC. The piece took aim at the Republican-led legislature for "no longer investing in our students." One of her main points was that things were so muc
New Bern may be best known as the birthplace of Pepsi Co., the world's third largest food and beverage company. But it is also home to one of North Carolina's most financially unstable tourist attractions -- Tryon Palace -- and the neighboring North Carolina History Center.
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed February Black History Month in North Carolina, encouraging citizens to learn about our state's rich heritage of black history and its profound place in the advancement of African American culture and life in the United States.
Historian and civil rights activist Julian Bond will present the Lawrence F. Brewster Lecture in History at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in Wright Auditorium at East Carolina University.
As the latest round of Nobel Laureates are bowing their heads to receive medals this week, an East Carolina University professor will be leaning into a computer screen crunching numbers on the world's great academic awards-the Nobels and 183 others.
Tryon Palace is a collection of historic buildings and museums that offer visitors a glimpse into North Carolina's past. The site's stated mission is to "engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the...
Reporter Lynn Bonner and the News and Observer showed us once again why people have stopped buying newspapers: Reporters keep trying to make the news, not report it.
The North Carolina State Fair opens today, and Governor Pat McCrory is encouraging citizens from throughout the state to make the trip to the fairgrounds in Raleigh to be a part of this annual state tradition.
Today, former Governor James G. Martin donated some of his personal and historical artifacts from his tenure as governor to the North Carolina Museum of History. Governor Pat McCrory joined in the ceremony and thanked Governor Martin for his donations and legacy of public service.
Original documents are much more valuable than textbooks when it comes to teaching students about key issues in American history.
Today many of us think of Edenton as a beautiful, quaint vacation town along the Albemarle Sound. But Edenton was a political and intellectual hub in North Carolina in the early days of the United States.
One of North Carolina's largest school districts is calling on the College Board to delay for one year its new Advanced Placement U.S. History course, labeling it an inaccurate, deeply biased, revisionist view of America.
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