Black American history is important because Black history is American history, and American history is about all of us.
Here are a couple of ads from the 1957 The Concord Telephone Company directory. The complete directory along with others can be found online at DigitalNC.org
Step back into the past with these photos, clippings and other information from Cabarrus County's past. The photos and information come from a variety of sources including our readers.
These are photos, graphics, newspaper clippings and information highlighting the past of Cabarrus County and its residents. Photos come from a variety of sources. To submit an old photo email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Kerchum has dodged death at every turn. He came of age during the Great Depression, survived the nightmarish Bataan Death March and endured three and a half years as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” on Nov. 12-13.
KANNAPOLIS — Keith Seramur of Seramur & Associates, PC will be sharing his findings after a thorough ground penetrating radar evaluation of the 1776 Historic Phifer Graveyard at the next meeting of the Kannapolis History Associates.
On Friday, the town of Mount Pleasant purchased the historic Henderson-Barrier House at 1431 N. Main St. from Kay Payne Beckett.
CONCORD — The North Carolina Judicial Branch’s official court reporters participated in a community service project during their annual educational conference, held in Concord last week, by using their unique talents and skills to compile oral histories.
The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society shared these photos of West Franklin Street in Mount Pleasant.
U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Grady Black Jr. (known as JG) was the first resident of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, to be killed in combat during World War II.
U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Grady Black Jr. (known as JG) was the first resident of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, to be killed in combat during World War II. This is the fourth part of a series of stories about him.
U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Grady Black Jr. (known as JG) was the first resident of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, to be killed in combat during World War II. This is the third part of a series of stories about him.
U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Joseph Grady Black Jr. (known as JG) was the first resident of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, to be killed in combat during World War II. This is the second part of a series of stories about him.
The next Learning Discussion with Dr. Norman McCullough is set for Monday, April 25.
MIDLAND — Gold mining at Reed Gold Mine was in its heyday in the 1850s. This was before the California gold rush, when gold mining in North Carolina was the place to be. In 1799, young Conrad Reed discovered a 17-pound gold nugget while fishing in Little Meadow Creek, giving rise to America’…
MOUNT PLEASANT — After two months of maintenance and updates, the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 5.
Pursuant to a meeting held by the City Council of Concord on Feb. 10 and a proclamation read by the mayor, it is important to understand the role that Concord played in the history of African-Americans.
Earlier this month, at the Allen T. Small Family Center, a number of residents from Concord came together to celebrate American history from the standpoint of historians Norman J. McCullough and Ben Callahan.
The date that lives in infamy: December 7, 1941. It was the brilliant, surprise attack by naval air forces of the Empire of Japan on the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet and military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic event brought the United States into World War II. Ultimately, the…
Snapshots of Cabarrus Past features photos and news clippings from the past. Some come from the newspaper, while others come from local organizations, including the Kannapolis History Associates, Historic Cabarrus Association, the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. If you have a photo or c…
Author Ben Callahan will discuss his book, “Promises Unfulfilled: A History of the First Lutheran College in North Carolina” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum in Mount Pleasant.
My visit to the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society was both positive and negative from a historical perspective.
Jefferson Finis Davis was born in 1808 and died in 1889. Davis served, as a Democrat, in the U.S. Senate the House of Representatives. From 1861 until 1865, Davis was selected as the president of the Confederate states. He was the leader of people who believed that Blacks were chattel and sh…
Was it the biggest upset in college football history? That's still being debated. But App State's win in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Sept. 1, 2007 remains a favorite fan memory.
Isaac Newton Pharr was born in Cabarrus County near Harrisburg, in 1834 and he served as a "Minute Man."
Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign or be impeached, Hamburg's Kathy Hochul would become the 57th governor of New York and, as frequently mentioned, the first woman.