Trees of Wilson, September 2016

  Contents of the September issue of Trees of Wilson include: School News Disbursements to the Poor Jesse Andrew Battle Thorne 30th Division, 120th Infantry, Co. M Obituaries Boyette School Robert Paschall Announcements Please mark your calendars for these WCGS Meetings: Oct. 25: Land Records: Where to Find Them, How to Use Them with Martha Gay Morton Nov. … Continue reading Trees of Wilson, September 2016

Local history class creates history of its own

By Amelia Harper Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram The advanced placement U.S. history class at Nash Central High School is making history — quite literally. Fourteen students who were enrolled in Coach Renny Taylor’s junior level AP history class last year spent a few weeks at the end of the year creating a video documentary … Continue reading Local history class creates history of its own

What archaeologists are finding in the Great Dismal Swamp

An interesting article on runaway slaves, known as "maroons," who lived deep inside the Great Dismal. From Smithsonian Magazine: The worse it gets, as I wade and stumble through the Great Dismal Swamp, the better I understand its history as a place of refuge. Each ripping thorn and sucking mudhole makes it clearer. It was the … Continue reading What archaeologists are finding in the Great Dismal Swamp