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NCpedia is an online encyclopedia about North Carolina, U.S.A. As of July 1, 2014, NCpedia included 6,015 entries and 6,462 images! Learn more.

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The 2010 edition of The North Carolina Gazetteer, edited by William Powell and Michael Hill and published by University of North Carolina Press, is now available in NCpedia at Announcement at

NCpedia published its 5000th entry on January 2, 2014. The entry was on Charles Waddell Chesnutt from the University of North Carolina Press's Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Announcement at

Jason Smith, "One Thing Leads to Another," Our State Magazine, June 2013, 126-141. Reviews the University of North Carolina Press's Encyclopedia of North Carolina and

The April 2013 Choice Reviews Online (CRO3), a subscription-based publication from the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries, lists NCpedia as a "highly recommended" Internet resource in a review written by C. D. Vidas from the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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