“Maritime archaeologists and researchers in North Carolina recently discovered one of the most significant shipwrecks found off the East Coast in recent years. During a routine sonar assessment of known wrecks off the seaside town of Oak Island in North Carolina on Feb. 27, researchers and archaeologists stumbled upon the well-preserved wreckage of a blockade runner steamer from the Civil War, according to Billy Ray Morris, North Carolina’s deputy state archaeologist-underwater and director of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Underwater Archaeology branch. “This finding is incredibly exciting because it’s so intact,” Morris told ABC News.”
Source: ‘Rare’ Civil War Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast – Yahoo
“A N.C. bill on teaching United States history has experts scratching their heads.”
More evidence of the American Legislative Executive Council’s influence in state legislatures: Did NC legislators rewrite US history?
This is becoming all too common! The Board of Governors’ recent decision to close the University of North Carolina Law School’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is only the most recent attempt to undermine the academic freedom that is so vital to our progress as a nation. This is something that we should all be concerned about. As the law professor Geoffrey R. Stone writes: “What we are seeing now in North Carolina is an ugly resurgence of an attempt by political elements outside the university to censor, discipline, and punish those inside the university who take positions that annoy, offend, or disturb them. This is unconscionable.” Read the full article here:
A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom | Geoffrey R. Stone.