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Autumn is usually a time when communities come together. Children go back to school. Regional festivals celebrate harvests, music, crafts, and other local traditions. Football games and cool nights lead to gatherings around a fire. The State Fair celebrates those things that make North Carolina special: food, stories, arts, and agriculture. Fall is the perfect season to celebrate all these things and other rich folk traditions in North Carolina.

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Summer is over. Nights will grow longer and longer until the winter solstice and holidays. Halloween and Día de Muertos have ushered in cool nights and an eerie mood perfect for gathering around a campfire. And campfire entertainment should always include ghost stories. Spooky stories, ballads and tall tales are a great way to share some of our rich North Carolina heritage with family and friends. 

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) is excited to announce that we now provide access to e-books, courtesy of JSTOR and UNC’S Documenting the American South (DocSouth)! Many of the titles are academic and researched-based. Others are primary-source materials. The collections cover topics of local interest like North Carolina history and regional studies. To access these topics and more, all you need is to search the library’s catalog (https://ghl.nccardinal.org/eg/opac/home).

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October is here and you know what that means – cooler weather, changing leaves, and an abundance of pumpkin-flavored treats! But did you know that the month of October is also nationally recognized as Family History Month? That’s right! On September 26, 2001, just two weeks after the devastating 9/11 attacks on our nation, Senate Resolution 160, originally introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, was unanimously passed, declaring the month of October as Family History Month. 

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