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Old 06-22-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Whoa!! I just discovered this thread and had no idea about Princeville.
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This town was the first settlement in the US founded by freed slaves(as early as 1775) and was chartered in 1885.
How cool is that!!!

A quick Google search produced the following result:
This Side of the River
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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Didn't the people of Princeville accuse Rocky Mount or Wilson of complicity in the flooding after Hurricane Floyd. Like it was a plot or something, in cahoots with Ma Nature I guess. What was up with that?
Not sure about assigning blame but the town was almost completely wiped off the face of the earth by Floyd. Driving down 64 in the months after you could see the water line from flooding on the trees, about 15-20 feet above the ground. In Rocky Mount the water was up to the streetlights in some places.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Anyone know a local historian or resouces where I can find some background information on Princeville? Specifically looking for social and educational information relted to the mid-1970s to early 1980s. What life was like for a typical high school student from Princeville.

THANKS
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Default Princeville in the news again

Sad, but Princeville is in the news again: N.C. takes over finances of tiny, historic town | historic, raleigh, takes - News Source for Jacksonville, North Carolina - jdnews.com
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Anyone know a local historian or resouces where I can find some background information on Princeville? Specifically looking for social and educational information relted to the mid-1970s to early 1980s. What life was like for a typical high school student from Princeville.
Librarians to the rescue!

Edgecombe County Library (to get you started). I would call (252-823-1141) and ask the reference desk the best place for resources, not look just online.
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