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State Doc Pick of the Week: North Carolina Emergency Preparedness Initiative and Blueprint

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PreparednessHaving an integrated emergency preparedness plan is the objective of all communities in keeping their people safe before, during and after disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Recent disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy drew attention to the inadequacies of disaster plans for addressing the needs of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In 2014 North Carolina began a four-year program to focus on better serving this population. The goal is to “increase emergency preparedness for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” This report lays out year by year the priorities and strategies for obtaining that goal.

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

Online Catalog Maintenance Scheduled for 12/16

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The State Library of North Carolina has scheduled maintenance on our online catalog for Tuesday, December 16th. The catalog won’t be available after 10 a.m., EST.  We expect the upgrades to take a few hours, but hope to be back online in the early afternoon.  You’re welcome to call  (919.807.7450) or visit during that time, or you can look  on Worldcat ( to see if our library has any of the books you’re interested in.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Researching in Rutherford County

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map showing Rutherford County

This week’s North Carolina County of the Week is Rutherford  County so I wanted to post some information about the county.

Rutherford County was created in 1779 from Tryon County. Tryon County was abolished in 1779 and the area of that county became Lincoln County and Rutherford County. . (more…)

NC County of the Week: Rutherford County

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NC County of the Week December 14-20 is Rutherford County

rutherfordRutherford County was formed in 1779 from Tryon County. Tryon was abolished in 1779 and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Rutherford County is partially in both the mountain region and the Piedmont region of the state. The county is named after Griffith Rutherford, a Revolutionary War General and a member of NC’s Provincial Congress.

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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