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North Carolina County of the Week: Caldwell County

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North Carolina County of the Week: Caldwell County Caldwell County, NC

Formed in 1841 from Burke and Wilkes Counties, Caldwell County is located in the Mountains of North Carolina. Its namesake is  Joseph Caldwell, the first president of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

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State Doc Pick of the Week: Lead Safe Toys for North Carolina Children

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Lead safetyWith the holidays approaching be sure to consider the hazards of lead when giving young children toys. Lead exposure in young children can cause serious health problems. Children under 6 and pregnant women are most at risk from exposure to lead. This short bulletin explains how lead in toys can be a risk and how to determine and prevent lead exposure from contaminated toys.  It also includes a toll-free hot line phone number for questions about lead poisoning and prevention.

This report can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here .

Process for Receiving a Land Grants, Part 3

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a Road in NC with trees and land on both sides

Last week, I discussed the first step in the land grant process (land entries, which were application to buy vacant land). Today I want to talk about the next steps: the warrant and the plat map.

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North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County

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North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County Davie County, NC

Formed in 1836 from Rowan County, Davie County is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Its namesake is  William R. Davie, governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799 and founder of the University of North Carolina. Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

To learn more follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  And be sure to check out our Pinterest board.  You can join the conversation or highlight favorites by using the hash tag #nccotw.

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