‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

From The Wilson Times: Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:40 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 Several teens headed out to an unfamiliar place last week. But once they arrived, they immediately got to work. They knew they were about to be part of something much bigger than themselves. “It’s probably the last place … Continue reading ‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

Keep the memory of an ancestor alive by documenting death

By Kenneth H. Thomas Jr.—For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Many of us began our genealogy journeys visiting cemeteries and searching for tombstones. If a relative is buried in a city cemetery, there’s usually (but not always) an office record and a map showing where. But many ancestors are buried in rural cemeteries, either in family graveyards … Continue reading Keep the memory of an ancestor alive by documenting death

UNC Chapel Hill team aims to preserve Rocky Mount Mills history

By Brian Shrader, WRAL anchor/reporter ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Capitol Broadcasting bought more than just an abandoned textile mill when the company purchased Rocky Mount Mills four years ago. The firm, which is also the parent company of WRAL TV, bought an iconic site near the Tar River that has loomed large and played a … Continue reading UNC Chapel Hill team aims to preserve Rocky Mount Mills history

Searching for Wilson County’s lost cemeteries

As a reminder, Brian Grawburg will be the feature speaker at the WCGS Meeting in September. In addition, all of Joan Howell's cemetery books are available to order online in the WCGS bookstore. —Krista Project pinpoints gravesites before nature reclaims them By Drew C. Wilson |  dwilson@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7818 Brian Grawburg stops his pickup truck at … Continue reading Searching for Wilson County’s lost cemeteries