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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. 

THE NORTH CAROLINA GAZETTEER, 2ND ED., A DICTIONARY OF TARHEEL PLACES AND THEIR HISTORY

THE NORTH CAROLINA GAZETTEER, 2ND ED., A DICTIONARY OF TARHEEL PLACES AND THEIR HISTORY

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The North Carolina Gazetteer first appeared to wide acclaim in 1968 and has remained an essential reference for anyone with a serious interest in the Tar Heel State, from historians to journalists, from creative writers to urban planners, from backpackers to armchair travelers.

This revised and expanded edition adds approximately 1,200 new entries, bringing to nearly 21,000 the number of North Carolina cities, towns, crossroads, waterways, mountains, and other places identified here. The stories attached to place names are at the core of the book and the reason why it has stood the test of time. Some recall faraway places: Bombay, Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin. Others paint the locality as a little piece of heaven on earth: Bliss, Splendor, Sweet Home. In many cases the name derivations are unusual, sometimes wildly so: Cat Square, Huggins Hell, Tater Hill, Whynot.

Telling us much about our own history in these snapshot histories of particular locales, The North Carolina Gazetteer provides an engaging, authoritative, and fully updated reference to place names from all corners of the Tar Heel State.





THE SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK

THE SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK

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Everybody has one in their collection. You know--one of those old, spiral- or plastic-tooth-bound cookbooks sold to support a high school marching band, a church, or the local chapter of the Junior League. These recipe collections reflect, with unimpeachable authenticity, the dishes that define communities: chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, chess pie. When the Southern Foodways Alliance began curating a cookbook, it was to these spiral-bound, sauce-splattered pages that they turned for their model.

Including more than 170 tested recipes, this cookbook is a true reflection of southern foodways and the people, regardless of residence or birthplace, who claim this food as their own. Traditional and adapted, fancy and unapologetically plain, these recipes are powerful expressions of collective identity. There is something from--and something for--everyone. The recipes and the stories that accompany them came from academics, writers, catfish farmers, ham curers, attorneys, toqued chefs, and people who just like to cook--spiritual Southerners of myriad ethnicities, origins, and culinary skill levels.

Edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge, written, collaboratively, by Sheri Castle, Timothy C. Davis, April McGreger, Angie Mosier, and Fred Sauceman, the book is divided into chapters that represent the region's iconic foods: Gravy, Garden Goods, Roots, Greens, Rice, Grist, Yardbird, Pig, The Hook, The Hunt, Put Up, and Cane. Therein you'll find recipes for pimento cheese, country ham with redeye gravy, tomato pie, oyster stew, gumbo z'herbes, and apple stack cake. You'll learn traditional ways of preserving green beans, and you'll come to love refried black-eyed peas.

Are you hungry yet?

Published in association with the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. A Friends Fund Publication.

THE WISE ANIMAL HANDBOOK NORTH CAROLINA

THE WISE ANIMAL HANDBOOK NORTH CAROLINA

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Read-aloud time is about to get a lot more fun!

The North Carolina Wise Animal Handbook offers laugh-out-loud animal kingdom advice for kids of every age! Engaging animal photos entertain while charming read-aloud rhymes help jump-start conversations about practical life solutions.
The Read Together/Do Together? experience continues with pull out coloring pages in the back of the book featuring fun facts about special Tar Heel State animals including the eastern box turtle and Eastern gray squirrel.
Enjoy the opportunity to share your own practical wisdom with your favorite little one as you read-aloud... and laugh-aloud....again and again.

THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSIC FESTIVAL CHALLENGE: A ROCKIN SEEK AND FIND BOOK

THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSIC FESTIVAL CHALLENGE: A ROCKIN SEEK AND FIND BOOK

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From muddy fields to rock legends, Woodstock to Glastonbury, folk to dance, this book celebrates the greatest music festivals of all time. Explore the headliners and highlights from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix and Oasis and beyond.

Discover Monsters of Rock, Tomorrowland, Coachella, and South by South West as you hunt for the legends that performed there in this fast-paced, fun adventure through the history of music festivals.

TOURING WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

TOURING WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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Have you ever been to the mountains of western North Carolina and wanted to see the scenery, but escape the crowds? Maybe you were tempted to take off down a side road, but hesitated, fearful of getting lost. Now, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads can help you make that escape. The book's 21 tours cover the entire mountain region of western North Carolina and provide numerous opportunities for seeing unspoiled landscapes and pastoral scenes. But scenery is not the only focus. Once you're on the backroads, you might speculate about the history behind the old white clapboard farmhouse that dominates the valley ahead, or you might wonder about the rest of the story behind the two sentences on the historical marker at the side of the road. Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads fills in those details. Drawing from local histories and early travel writings, each tour is designed to be a journey through the history of the area. Tales of eccentric characters, folklore that has been passed down through the ages, and stories about early settlers combine to present a perspective that makes the scenery come alive. This third edition features updated directions, additional sites, new photographs, and nearby recreational opportunities. Use this guidebook to plan your next day trip, weekend getaway, or cycling adventure! John F. Blair's Touring the Backroads(TM) series includes travel books that literally take readers off the beaten path to historic sites and landmarks. Each book departs the highways and thoroughfares in favor of the backroads, giving directions, suggested routes, and historical details along the way. These books can be read at home, or they make excellent travel companions for those looking for something beyond the norm.

Carolyn Sakowski is a native of Morganton, North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in history from Queens University of Charlotte and an M.A. in history from Appalachian State University. She lives in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Her previous books include Touring the East Tennessee Backroads and Travel North Carolina.

I recommend it highly--not only for you outdoorsy types but also for history buffs and anybody who enjoys a good, old-fashioned Sunday drive. -- Polly Paddock The Charlotte Observer

VICTUALS: AN APPALACHIAN JOURNEY WITH RECIPES

VICTUALS: AN APPALACHIAN JOURNEY WITH RECIPES

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Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking, Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia.

Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, Victuals guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South. Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region--such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South.

- Epicurious Best Cookbooks of 2016

VOICES FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: APPALACHIAN ORAL HISTORIES

VOICES FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: APPALACHIAN ORAL HISTORIES

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Folkways are alive and well in Appalachia. Throughout Western North Carolina, the people have maintained their traditions and stayed true to a unique way of life for more than two hundred years.
Remarkable, hardy people settled here in the early 1800s and some of their descendants continue to rely on the ancient knowledge and skills that allowed their ancestors to thrive in the isolated mountain country. They practice the mountain arts of music and dance, as well as grow their own food, cook on wood cookstoves, plow with horses, grind cane to make molasses and keep bees. Award-winning author Lynn Salsi captures the personal stories of six of these extraordinary people who keep the old ways alive. With warmth and humor, their anecdotal reflections honor the culture and tradition of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
WHAT A TIME TO JOURNAL: WORK OUT WHY YOU ARE ALREADY ENOUGH

WHAT A TIME TO JOURNAL: WORK OUT WHY YOU ARE ALREADY ENOUGH

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The Millennial Mastermind' ELLE

In her bestselling, smash-hit debut What a Time to Be Alone, Chidera Eggerue, aka the Slumflower, showed you how to take charge of your own life. Now, with What a Time to Journal, she'll show you how to record that process, with pages devoted to working out your goals, writing that man right out of your hair and focussing on what you need, right now, to live your best life.

Own your story. Create your own narrative. Scribble all over this book. #WATTBA

WHEELS AND DEALS IN THE YADKIN VALLEY

WHEELS AND DEALS IN THE YADKIN VALLEY

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Wheels and Deals in the Yadkin Valley highlights development of roads and transportation system in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The book delves into the arrival of the automobile in town and the springing up of auto dealerships, which were founded by entrepreneurial businessmen who built their struggling car dealerships into sound businesses by the beginning of World War II and survived the war despite having no new cars to sell. In addition, Wheels and Deals tells the story of the oldest Ford dealership in North Carolina, founded in 1915, in North Wilkesboro. The dealership is still in existence under the leadership of the founding family.
WILKES COUNTY: A BRIEF HISTORY

WILKES COUNTY: A BRIEF HISTORY

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What do NASCAR, Tom Dula and Lowe s Home Improvement have in common? They all came from Wilkes County, North Carolina. The foothills of Wilkes County are a region of unsurpassed beauty and captivating history. Cradled by the Blue Ridge and watered by the Yadkin River, the county has faced the Revolution and Civil War, cheered on moonshiner and revenuer alike and struggled mightily to become the North Carolina jewel it is today. Join local historians Jennifer Pena and
Laurie Hayes as they tell the story of a county steeped in
tradition and immersed in history."