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The Early Development of the Tar River Valley of North Carolina is the focus of the 2014-2015 lecture series of the Tar River Center for History and Culture. Beginning on September 25, 2014, the lectures will address the impact of geology on human activity, native American settlements, architecture in the region during the eighteenth century, and public dissatisfaction with land policies during the mid-eighteenth century. Details are available here.
The Tar River Center for History and Culture has developed a strategic plan for the period 2014-2017. According to Maury York, the center's director, the plan was crafted in response to suggestions made at a well-attended public meeting in September 2013 and at two subsequent focus group meetings. "It is an ambitious plan," York said, "but I look forward to working with our local government partners and with volunteers as we carry it out." The report is available here.
Images from the North Carolina Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill