NC Coastal History Center Gets Grant

A coastal North Carolina center has received a grant that may make it easier for researchers to find information on subjects such as lighthouses, shipwrecks and pirates.

The Outer Banks History Center in Manteo received a grant of more than $40,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. State archivist Dick Lankford says the money will support the work of a full-time archivist who will arrange and describe some of the collections for the center's "Reaching New Audiences" program.

The center is a regional archives and research library with collections that document the social, economic and ecological history of the Outer Banks and surrounding areas.

Work on the project should begin Aug. 1.

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