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The Spring booklist is available.  Spring book sales will begin Tuesday, January 4 at 8:00 a.m.  Students may use their financial aid in the bookstore January 4 through January 24.  This includes financial aid, payment plans, grants, etc.  It also include sales and returns.  These must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24. 

ROAD TRIP USA: APPALACHIAN TRAIL

ROAD TRIP USA: APPALACHIAN TRAIL

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Rediscover the Open Road!

From the idyllic towns of New England to the charming heart of Dixie, Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail is classic roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside you'll find:

  • Mile-by-mile highlights so you can make the most of America's two-lane highways through New England, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia
  • Driving maps covering over 2,000 miles, from the north woods of Maine, through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, down to the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of past and present America, in a slim, portable guide excerpted from Road Trip USA
  • Roadside curiosities and detours revealing the personalities, history, and kitschy character of the small towns and thriving cities along the route
  • Expert advice from road warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect road trip

  • Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

    SCOUNDRELS, ROGUES, AND HEROES OF THE OLD NORTH STATE

    SCOUNDRELS, ROGUES, AND HEROES OF THE OLD NORTH STATE

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    Can you call yourself a self-respecting North Carolinian if you don t know that Babe Ruth hit his first home run in the Tar Heel State? That Annie Oakley gave shooting lessons in Pinehurst? That renowned Siamese twins Chang and Eng lived in Surry County? Or that unrepenting bootleggers hid out in Rutherford County?

    Father-daughter team K. Randell and Caitlin D. Jones think not, and to cure your curiosity, to supply you with clever quips at cocktail parties or to convince your teachers that you really have studied, they have gathered a wonderful collection of stories originally written by lauded North Carolina historian Dr. H.G. Jones for his long-standing In Light of History series.

    This revised and updated edition contains ten additional accounts of Tar Heel history, accompanied by archival images from the lifetime collection of Dr. Jones and a map highlighting each story s geographic interest area."

    SLAVERY IN WILKES COUNTY NC

    SLAVERY IN WILKES COUNTY NC

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    Slavery is a tragic chapter in the history of Wilkes County with a lasting legacy. Prominent businessmen and celebrated civic leaders, like General William Lenoir and William Pitt Waugh, were among the county's largest slaveholders. Judith Williams Barber endured forty-five years of slavery and garnered respect from both white and black residents. Her story is linked to free person of color and noted landowner Henderson Waugh, whose illustrious, slaveholding white father connected the two families--one slave and the other free. Author Larry Griffin takes readers on an emotional journey to separate fact from myth as he chronicles the history of slavery in Wilkes County.


    Prominent businessmen and celebrated civic leaders, like General William Lenoir and William Pitt Waugh, were among the county's largest slaveholders. Judith Williams Barber endured forty-five years of slavery and garnered respect from both white and black residents. Her story is linked to free person of color and noted landowner Henderson Waugh, whose illustrious, slaveholding white father connected the two families--one slave and the other free. Author Larry Griffin takes readers on an emotional journey to separate fact from myth as he chronicles the history of slavery in Wilkes County.

    STEP IT UP AND GO

    STEP IT UP AND GO

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    This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina's extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state's music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions. Menconi shows how working-class roots and rebellion tie North Carolina's Piedmont blues, jazz, and bluegrass to beach music, rock, hip-hop, and more. From mill towns and mountain coves to college-town clubs and the stage of American Idol, Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, Step It Up and Go celebrates homegrown music just as essential to the state as barbecue and basketball.

    Spanning a century of history from the dawn of recorded music to the present, and with sidebars and photos that help reveal the many-splendored glory of North Carolina's sonic landscape, this is a must-read for every music lover.



    TAKING DOWN THE MOON

    TAKING DOWN THE MOON

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    In Taking Down the Moon, Lisa Muir has gathered an eccentric cast of characters - animals, beauty queens and community college teachers just to name a few - and placed them in such far flung places as Nevada's Fire Valley, New Zealand and the western mountains of North Carolina.
    At first, the stories appear to be straightforward, but we quickly learn nothing in Muir's world is ever as it seems. With What Remains, a grieving widow finds closure in her husband's secret life, taking a familiar plot to an altogether different territory. You Can't Collect Time tells the unusual tale of a young woman, her suitor, her birds and her transformation. Each story weaves its own tale of discovery, loss and independence, surprising the reader along the way.
    Both whimsical and unsettling, Taking Down the Moon's absurd, rustic and surreal stories illuminate the magical quality of the most ordinary moments.
    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY CAT

    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY CAT

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    Whether you have just adopted a new kitten or taken in an older cat, this journal is a must-have keepsake in which to record crucial, un-fur-gettable information about your cat as well as the special role they fulfil in your life.

    Over 100 simple questions and prompts enable you to record your first days together including how you prepared for your pet's arrival (along with details of any fur-ternity leave) and how you chose their name.

    From their laugh-out-loud antics and eccentricities, practical information including their vaccination and flea logs, to the things you love doing together, this journal covers all areas of your relationship with your much-loved cat and the completed journal will serve as a precious memento to be treasured for years to come.

    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY DOG

    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY DOG

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    Whether you have just adopted a new puppy, or taken in an older dog, this journal is a must-have keepsake in which to record crucial, un-fur-gettable information about your pooch as well as the special role they fulfil in your life.

    Over 100 simple questions and prompts enable you to record your first days together including how you prepared for your dog's arrival (including details of any fur-ternity leave) and how you chose their name.

    From their laugh-out-loud antics and eccentricities, practical information including their vaccination and flea logs, to the things you love doing together, this journal covers all areas of your relationship with your much-loved dog and the completed journal will serve as a precious memento to be treasured for years to come.

    THE AMERICANA REVOLUTION: FROM COUNTRY AND BLUES ROOTS TO THE AVETT BROTHERS, SONS AND BEYOND

    THE AMERICANA REVOLUTION: FROM COUNTRY AND BLUES ROOTS TO THE AVETT BROTHERS, SONS AND BEYOND

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    Americana is a music that defies definition. It isn't rock, although it does encompass rock. It isn't folk, but folk is there. It isn't Celtic, but it is woven with Celtic threads. It is a blend of forms, music that draws on a wide range of influences. Gathering these many genres together, Americana continually reinvents itself and actively tells the story of its origins and its future. The Americana Revolution: From Country and Blues Roots to the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and Beyond is an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from, and where it is going. Musician and historian Michael Scott Cain examines how the idea of genre, especially Americana, affects the creation and consumption of music. He tries to discern the formulas of this slippery genre and seeks out the places where artists have broken or bent those formulas in the name of creativity. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined. Through the stories of its creators both long gone and new to the scene, Americana music comes alive as a diverse melting pot of creative genius. With this book, Cain grants music lovers from all backgrounds an unparalleled view into the future of a music that embraces new influences but never forgets its roots.
    THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGAENT EVER

    THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGAENT EVER

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    Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyoone else rediscover its true meaning.
    THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

    THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

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    Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to an astonishing 6,684 feet. Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.