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Rudolph Young was the first to resolve the Venture Smith narrative code since 1798. He wrote it under the name Nicer W. Young. Venture Trump Books are sold under Hannibal is The Dukandarra in the Looking Glass by Rudolph Young. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Young lives in Iron Station, N.C. and is retired from working in private security in Charlotte. He is also an amateur historian who has compiled two volumes focusing on black communities in Lincoln and Gaston counties. Mr. Young is a founder and past president of the Trans-Catawba African American Genealogy Association.

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Gaston College's Small Business Center (SBC) is one of 58 across the state of North Carolina. It is a state-funded organization and is part of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN). It was initiated by the NC General Assembly to aid small businesses since they are the backbone of North Carolina's economy. Our Small Business Center provides entrepreneurs with information they need to start or expand a small business. We provide seminars at no charge, resource centers, and one-on-one counseling for small business owners and prospective owners.

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Rudolph Young was the first to resolve the Venture Smith narrative code since it conception in 1798. He wrote it under the name Nicer W. Young. Venture Trump Books are sold under Hannibal is the Dukandarra in the Looking Glass by Rudolph Young.


A self-written account of the life of oneself. The word "autobiography" was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical The Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid, but condemned it as "pedantic". However, its next recorded use was in its present sense, by Robert Southey in 1809.

African American History

Most African Americans are descended from Africans brought directly from Africa to America to become slaves. Originally captured in African wars or raids and transported in the Atlantic slave trade. African Americans are descended from various ethnic groups, mostly from western and central Africa, including the Sahel.


A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events.

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History project focuses on Tucker`s Grove

Members of the Lincoln County Historical Association will be roaming Tucker's Grove camp meeting this week in search of subjects for a new project. They are hoping to find people who will let them interview them as part of the Lincoln County Voices Oral History Project, which aims to document and preserve the rich history and […]

By Web Aug 16, 2004

This Far By Faith

Camp meetings are outdoor religious meetings in which people once travelled great distances to be in attendance. My journey to discover the camp meeting tradition began when I was a young child. I grew up in North Carolina and attended camp meetings each year with my family. At that time I thought that everyone knew about camp meetings. In 1996, I returned to the tradition as an adult and soon realized that this tradition had unique roots in various regions across the United States. Each year since 2001, I have returned to 7 campgrounds in both North and South Carolina to record camp meetings through oral interviews, photography, and video footage.

Copyright © 2019 Minuette Floyd

This Far By Faith

East Lincoln gathering celebrates black history

The East Lincoln Community Center played host to an event that celebrated black history in eastern Lincoln County on Saturday. Denver’s “Mundy House” served as the sponsor for the event. The Eastern Lincoln County Historical Society, a branch of the Lincoln County Historical Association, which owns the Mundy House, provided volunteers for the event, which was organized by Betty Gwynn, Gary Jones, Frances Sigmon, Melisa Thompson and Richard Thompson.

Phil Perry: Senior Writer

By Editor Feb 22, 2016 - Lincoln Times News

Tucker's Grove Camp Meeting moves forward with new pastor

After more than 30 years of being the pastor of Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church and the host pastor for Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting, Rev. Albert Perkins has retired. The new pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin Caldwell, was installed at Tucker’s Grove in July. As Lewis McClain, chairman of Tucker’s Grove Campground, said Saturday evening while introducing Caldwell before the singing, Caldwell “had to throw away his training wheels in a hurry,” assuming his role as host pastor of an event that is deeply steeped in history and tradition. Prior to coming to Tucker’s Grove, Caldwell had little experience with the tradition of camp meeting, except for a recent visit to Mott’s Grove Camp Meeting in Sherrill’s Ford.

Michelle T. Bernard Aug 20, 2018 Lincoln Times News

Inside Tucker’s Grove's Annual Camp Meeting

FOR 145 YEARS, about a half-hour northwest of Charlotte, African-American families have gathered at Tucker’s Grove for its annual camp meeting in August. The rich Southern tradition is sparsely documented and rarely, if ever, advertised. In the two stories below, two photographers, each with his or her own lens, share pieces of camp life—from worship songs under the arbor to a grape snowball from a concession stand.

July 30, 2019 Photographs by Minuette Floyd, Photographs by Raymond Grubb

This article appears in the August 2019 issue of Charlotte magazine.


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